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Please sign this petition to try and prevent the defunding of women’s refuges

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CaveMum Sun 10-Dec-17 14:57:21

Earlier today it was revealed that, during 2016, 78 women women were murdered in the UK by their current or ex-partner. SEVENTY EIGHT

39 of those women had children under the age of 18.
3 of them were pregnant.

This week the Government will be voting on legislation that will impact massively on the funding of women’s refuges. If the changes go ahead many refuges will be forced to close due to lack of funds.

Please take a minute to read and sign this petition and share it with your friends and family via social media.

CaveMum Sun 10-Dec-17 15:00:50

Here’s a list of the 113 women killed by men in 2016 in the UK

Taken from this report:

deckoff Sun 10-Dec-17 15:05:17

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GrouchyKiwi Sun 10-Dec-17 15:09:09

Signed. Refuges are so important.

Greebz Sun 10-Dec-17 15:09:24

Done and now also bumping. I wish this issue was getting more coverage. It's a disgrace how this government treats vulnerable women.

isitmee Sun 10-Dec-17 15:30:06

Signed!! I would be lost without WA right now

Zhx3 Sun 10-Dec-17 15:35:03

I have signed and will share.

Is it 78 or 113 women? I'm not sure?

Zhx3 Sun 10-Dec-17 15:35:48

Got it from the report - thanks for sharing.

TulipsInAJug Sun 10-Dec-17 15:39:22

Excellent article on BBC news website today quoting the brothers of the dad who killed his wife and daughter outside a swimming pool in Lincolnshire before killing himself. Four days earlier, the brothers had helped their mum and sister move out of the home. They say the controlling father was not going stop until she was dead. Chilling, harrowing stuff. The article references the need for refuges too.

AwkwardSquad Sun 10-Dec-17 15:40:14

Also already signed the petition, but here’s a thread bump.

Refuges should not be needed, but sadly they very much are.

TulipsInAJug Sun 10-Dec-17 15:41:13

'My dad was controlling but I didn't think he could kill my mother and sister' -

B0033 Sun 10-Dec-17 15:42:11


CaveMum Sun 10-Dec-17 15:43:13

I posted a thread about that BBC article in AIBU Tulips

OpalIridescence Sun 10-Dec-17 15:47:45

Thank you for starting this thread, have signed.

Definitely worthy of an @MNHQ klaxon, really hope they send one out, could make a big difference.

CantStandMeow Sun 10-Dec-17 15:54:27

Signed and shared

banannabreadforme Sun 10-Dec-17 15:54:41

I've signed and shared

GrouchyKiwi Sun 10-Dec-17 15:55:44

Agree about a @MNHQ klaxon. This is an important issue.

AdoraBell Sun 10-Dec-17 15:57:35

Can’t open, on phone, will try again later.

TulipsInAJug Sun 10-Dec-17 15:58:05


AristotlesTrousers Sun 10-Dec-17 16:01:52


Awwlookatmybabyspider Sun 10-Dec-17 16:02:01

Signed. That's this awful government (who keeps getting voted in for you,though.) If they stay ss come and sweep their children away for bringing them up in a hostile environment.
Lots of women and children are getting turned away. Not everyone has a mother and father who live in the next street.
who they can go and stay with. So smart arse ss and you Tory twits. What do they do.
There will many many who have stayed at home to raise their babies, with no savings
And no way out. I might be flamed for this but I still have no problems with saying it regardless. Perhaps if we didn't give 13 billion per year to Foreign Aid. We'd have the money and support for these families.
I'm not saying don't give anything, but come on 13billion when we have people on our own door step struggling and desperation.
The problem is though. This government is lead by a bunch of pampered and pondered to cunts born with diamonte spoons in their mouths who have never had to live in the real world. Unless we have people in who have faced advarsity and hardship.
Nothing will change, because sadly I'm alright Jacks don't give a flYing fUck about the suffering of others.

As well as posting this. I'll give this thread a few deserving bumps

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sun 10-Dec-17 16:02:32


Awwlookatmybabyspider Sun 10-Dec-17 16:02:52


Awwlookatmybabyspider Sun 10-Dec-17 16:03:08


DelphiniumBlue Sun 10-Dec-17 16:06:37

Done. I've seen on other threads that WA budgets have already been slashed, affecting services. Further cuts would be catastrophic.

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