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ROAR: what you said #SH30/18

Nearly half of those who were LGBT survivors of domestic abuse experienced more than 20 incidents before they sought help.

This was just one of the findings of the survey we conducted with LGBT survivors of domestic abuse. We wanted to find out what the lived experience of domestic abuse is like, and whether survivor had tried to find help. Nearly 70% said that they hadn't sought out advice or support from organisations.If they turned to anyone for help, it was most likely to be a friend or a family member. 

The report was discussed at the ROAR conference held in London on 20 September. "It was a timely conference, and report," Peter Tatchell, Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation and one of the keynote speakers at the conference, said afterwards. "It was a great honour to join you today."

"We are grateful to all the people who attended the conference," said Maria Sookias, Co-ordinator of the LGBT domestic abuse forum, and Development Manager at Stonewall Housing. "We will review all the discussions and produce a final report including recommendations for organisations providing services for LGBT survivors of domestic abuse. Survivors need to feel confident that they will be treated with respect and dignity, and from their feedback, this does not appear to be the case at the moment."

For further information about the report, please contact Maria.

Or download a copy of the summary report.download PDF 

 This is number 18 in a series of 30: Stonewall Housing at 30.

Posted 23 September 2013 by: Maria Sookias