Following 100 women for three years as they rebuild lives after domestic violence

June 2, 2014

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The findings of a 3 year research project (conducted in partnership with Solace Women’s Aid) Finding the Costs of Freedom, examines how women and children rebuild their lives after domestic violence

The report was launched at the Mayor’s office in London on 2nd June 2014. This is the first longitudinal study of its kind in Europe and tracks 100 women who had accessed one or more of Solace Women’s Aid services. The research identified that for all of the participants, removing themselves from the immediate control of an abusive man was only the first step. Over 90% experienced post-separation abuse, indicating the critical need for specialist support for women in the period after leaving an abusive situation.