§ Kate Hoey
The largest single type of violence against women is domestic violence. We have, therefore, initiated a domestic violence publicity and awareness campaign to make clear the impact of violence against women, including how it so often leads to murder; to challenge misconceptions, such as believing that violence within relationships is somehow not a crime, or that the victim is to blame in some way; and to show what we can all do to reduce domestic violence and its impact, including on children who witness the violence.
The Government launched "Break the Chain" in January, with a leaflet for survivors and those who might be in a position to help them, and an associated poster. This will be followed soon by guidance for agencies which deal with the victims of domestic violence.