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Domestic Abuse Reports Should Be Concealed To Protect Victims

The right to report anonymously was bestowed to victims of sexual abuse however, victims of domestic abuse are currently not offered the same protection.

The right to report anonymously was bestowed to victims of sexual abuse however, victims of domestic abuse are currently not offered the same protection.

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Campaigners warned that domestic abuse victims are exposed to the risk of further abuse when they report their cases. This discourages victims from reporting as they are left unsure of what will happen to them after filing their reports.

The frontline service providers argued that there were a number of scenarios where cases were reported on media and the domestic abuse victims suffered further abuse from the friends and relatives of the abuser.

A victim who survived domestic abuse said that the law must be changed to protect victims and to grant them the right to waive their anonymity if they want.

She expressed that the friends of her abusive ex abused and harassed her because her name was mentioned in the press when her case went to court the previous year.

About two women on average are killed by their partners or ex-partners every week in the UK.

The coronavirus lockdown has brought the number of cases of domestic abuse to a surge. The UK`s online national domestic abuse service has seen an increase in visits of about 700 percent a day last month. MPs also released a report recently showing abuse killings had doubled over three weeks.

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