Helping end Domestic Abuse
Domestic abuse can happen to anyone. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men have suffered domestic abuse. 90% is witnessed by children.
It’s not just physical violence. Domestic abuse can be emotional too, like threats and controlling behaviour.
It’s behind closed doors. It’s known, but not talked about. And children are often the forgotten victims. Witnessing – seeing, hearing or experiencing the consequences of domestic abuse can seriously affect their physical, emotional and mental health as well as their behaviour, education and future job prospects.
There’s never an excuse for domestic abuse. Ever.
About The Campaign
Domestic abuse is a hidden issue. The Be a Lover not a Fighter campaign aims to bring domestic abuse into the open by encouraging people to have conversations about it and speak out about it. To prevent two women a week and two men a month in the UK being killed by their partners. To stop children being hurt and scared, growing up with the consequences, living with the effects. To prevent those scars from lasting a lifetime.
The Be a Lover not a Fighter campaign, delivered by a Public Health Partnership across Cheshire, Merseyside and Lancashire aims to help end domestic abuse for good.
We are asking the public, celebrities and organisations to support the campaign to encourage people to talk about the issue and publicly show their support.