Crime reporting charity Crimestoppers is urging people to report domestic abuse anonymously with their #YouAreNotPowerless campaign.
The #YouAreNotPowerless campaign is reminding people if they suspect domestic abuse, they should report it anonymously to Crimestoppers.
Watch the #YouAreNotPowerless video below:
Crimestoppers North West Regional Manager Gary Murray said: “Every day we hear distressing and poignant stories from people who are doing the right thing and telling us anonymously when they think domestic abuse is happening.
“We all need to realise that victims may be too scared and traumatised to seek help.”
Crimestoppers and the charity Refuge have reported an increase in domestic abuse during lockdown as victims are forced to spend more time at home with their abusers.
Domestic abuse can be physical, psychological, emotional, sexual or financial. Any adult can be a perpetrator, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.
In March 2020 14 women and two children were killed as a result of domestic abuse, the highest number in 11 years.
And each week two women are murdered by their current or ex-partners according to the Counting Dead Women Project.
This appeal comes as the government announced yesterday that lockdown measures will not fully end until at least June 21.
Crimestoppers stress if you’re aware of domestic abuse happening to someone you are not powerless.
Anonymous tip offs to Crimestoppers have helped safeguard numerous victims and brought action against perpetrators.
The charity has a team which anonymises all information they receive which ensures the person providing information can never be identified.
Contact Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or by visiting: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously
If you’re experiencing domestic abuse call the National Domestic Helpline: 0808 2000 247.
In an emergency always call 999