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Charity Overview

Refuge is the country’s largest provider of specialist support for women and children experiencing domestic abuse and gender-based violence. On any given day Refuge supports over 6,500 women and their children, helping them rebuild their lives and overcome many different forms of violence and abuse including domestic violence, sexual violence, psychological abuse, technological abuse, economic abuse, so-called “honour-based” violence, human trafficking, modern slavery, and female genital mutilation. Refuge runs the 24 hour Freephone National Domestic Abuse Helpline: the national gateway to services across the country logging circa 300 calls and contacts every day.