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International Womens Week: What is Domestic Violence? An interactive talk with Refuge and Haven

Event from SU Campaigns & Communities

Wednesday 08 March 2023, 3.00PM - Wednesday 08 March 2023, 4.00PM

Kevin Gately Room - SUHQ (Above Rootes Grocery Store) 

You’ve definitely heard of Domestic Violence, but do you know the more covert ways in which DV can reveal itself? Emotional and psychological/mental abuse are rarely discussed when it comes to abuse, but they’re extremely prevalent and can lead to physical violence. Join our talk with Refuge and Haven, DV charities based in Warwickshire and Coventry (respectively), and learn more about what domestic violence actually entails.
Join your Students union, and your Womens officer, as we bring you a talk on "What is Domestic Violence?"  lead by volunteers from Refuge and Haven. 

Who are Refuge? 
Refuge is the largest specialist domestic abuse organisation in the UK. On any given day our services support thousands of survivors, helping them to overcome the physical, emotional, financial and logistical impacts of abuse and rebuild their lives — free from fear. You can find out more about what they do here: Refuge – For women and children. Against domestic abuse.

Who are Haven?

Haven House was established in 1975 as a refuge supporting women and children affected by domestic abuse. In April 2014 three domestic abuse refuges in Sheffield merged to become a new, single organisation known as Sheffield Area Refuge and Support (SARAS).

As a result, the trustees took the decision to continue independently. This enabled us to develop our services and expand the reach to all children and young people in the city and the surrounding area.

Haven today is a well known and reputable charity. We have a highly skilled and dedicated team of staff and trustees, all of whom are specialist in their field. All our work is supported by a very valued team of volunteers. 

In addition to the services that we provide for the children and young people, we also work with other professional and individuals to build their skills and knowledge, so they are better able to understand and support the needs of the children and young people that they work with.

You can read more about their work here: History of Haven | Haven House Project (havenorg.uk)

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