Prepare yourself for an awful statistic: Domestic abuse increases up to 30% during World Cup football matches – especially if the team lose. National papers are reporting this story daily, which raises awareness of shocking, controlling behaviour. Fantastic – the more people that know about the problem, the better. But when did any one of these articles include D/deaf people?
It is estimated 22 D/deaf women are at risk of domestic abuse everyday, but because the Deaf community is so small, few women go to the police or try to get help. Our DeafHope conference highlighted that. But, getting help is really important.
If you need help, or you know of a female friend or family member who is suffering from domestic abuse, please contact our all-female team at DeafHope.
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