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RBWA's CEO Charlotte Kneer writes for Metro about time running out for victims and why the Government must introduce the Domestic Abuse Bill
I always hope that there will be somewhere for that woman and her children to go, but what if she runs out of time before a place can be found?
RBWA Advocate, Sue Tapper talks to The Independent about anonymous voting reform and how the current system is damaging for domestic abuse survivors
Sue Tapper, who works at Reigate and Banstead Women’s Aid refuge, said: “It is disgraceful because the survivor has to keep reliving their abuse and it puts them in victim rather than survivor mode. It is a nuisance and it will stop women voting. They are being penalised. It is an antiquated system.
RBWA's CEO talks to the Independent about why short term Government grants don't work to keep refuges open
"This money has to be bid for by local authorities and is for a short term project. Although it is welcome it doesn’t address the need for core funding to sustain refuges that are running on reserves to pay their staff"
The story of a family who have lived at RBWA
This article tells the important story of how staying in a refuge can stop the cycle of domestic abuse being passed down through generations
Thousands of survivors being put at risk of being traced by their abusive ex-partners
RBWA Support staff leading the way in this campaign about the danger of survivors being traced via their National Insurance Numbers
RBWA CEO Charlotte Kneer on BBC Breakfast talking about 2nd reading of Domestic Abuse Bill today in House of Commons
Charlotte Kneer appears on BBC Breakfast asking for secure funding for refuges
CEO Charlotte Kneer speaks to The Independent urging the Government to provide clarity about the Domestic Abuse Bill
It would be such a shame if all the work and effort invested in the bill is lost. I am very concerned the input many domestic abuse survivors put into the bill over the years could be lost.
Emma Armstrong, RBWA's Services Manager talks about how domestic abuse previously affected her mental health
RBWA's Services Manager Emma Armstrong shares her own experience of domestic abuse with the BBC News
Services Manager Emma Armstrong's debut appearance on the Victoria Derbyshire show
RBWA's Services Manager Emma Armstrong talks to the BBC about the link between mental health and domestic abuse.
RBWA going global! Charlotte Kneer talks to Canadian radio about the Nottinghamshire police trial of blunt knives
U.K. police under fire for plan to give blunt knives to domestic abuse survivors
Charlotte, CEO of RBWA talks openly about her own DA experience and how knives were used to harm her
Hear a survivors take on the new proposal of police giving victims of DA blunt knifes
CEO Charlotte Kneer talks to the New York Times
Read Charlotte's perspective on Nottinghamshire's latest police scheme, offering victims of domestic violence blunt knives in place of real ones.
CEO Charlotte Kneer talks to BBC breakfast - 13th May 2019
CEO Charlotte Kneer talks to BBC breakfast about the government announcement relating to a legal duty on local authorities to provide refuges
RBWA's CEO Charlotte Kneer talks to BBC Breakfast
Hear Charlotte's story of survival and about the up coming documentary on RBWA
Safe at Last - Inside a Women's Refuge
Channel 4 spent a year filming inside RBWA, watch our ground breaking documentary here ...
Safe At Last: Inside a Woman’s Refuge review: An important television first
5* Star Review
Keeping children at RBWA safe
In the classroom, two leaders ask the children: “Who knows what mine and Emma’s jobs are?” A little girl answers: “To keep people safe.”
A 5* review for the Dispatches - Channel 4 #SafeAtLast from The Guardian
Charlotte Kneer, 48, suffered 16 years of horrific abuse at the hands of her cruel husband - but thanks to her work as CEO of RBWA women's refuge, she's here to tell her story of bravery and survival
'I saw death - but the worst thing my husband did was not letting me mourn my poor brother'
"Women's refuges saved mine and countless other lives - it is a national scandal they are closing down" says Charlotte Kneer, RBWA's CEO
What people don’t understand about domestic violence is it is not about someone punching you in the face right from the off. It is a much more insidious process than that.
Harsh funding cuts mean we’re terrified all the time, warns struggling women’s refuge
Domestic violence survivor and now boss of a women's refuge Charlotte Kneer has explained why she made the unprecedented move to open it's doors to allow a documentary team in…
Domestic abuse: 'Children are the hidden victims'
Daughter of RBWA’s CEO Daisy Kneer spoke to the BBC about the effects of witnessing domestic abuse as a child.
Domestic violence victims face toughest Christmas yet as cuts leave therapeutic support at all-time low
RBWA’s CEO Charlotte Kneer spoke to the Independent about the importance of therapeutic services for survivors and their children and the lack of available funding.
"How my abusive partner used suicide to control me"
Emma, 29, is Services Manager at RBWA refuge for survivors of domestic abuse. Here, she shares her own experiences with Cosmopolitan UK.
'If the refuge didn't exist..I would have died'
"A survivor who lived at RBWA talks about how staying at the refuge saved her life"
For a lot of children, Christmas in a refuge is the happiest they’ve ever had
"Women shouldn’t feel guilty about their kids spending Christmas in a refuge, says Charlotte Kneer, a domestic violence survivor who runs RBWA"
The Women Fighting To Save Other Women From Domestic Violence
BuzzFeed News spent time at RBWA refuge to hear how staff deal with the constant threat of government cuts and how that affects the essential services they provide..
Domestic violence victims 'sleeping rough' after refuges closed
Despite domestic abuse being of "personal importance" to Theresa May, women fleeing violence are struggling to find a space in a refuge and can end up sleeping rough. Charlotte Kneer of RBWA talks to Sky News.
Escaping domestic violence
Thousands of women are leaving their homes because of their abusive partner. A survivor living at RBWA talks to the BBC. But specialist refuges in England are facing a funding crisis.
Thousands of children affected by domestic abuse
Parliamentary figures which disclose that more than 75 thousand children in England have been flagged by social workers as living in the shadow of domestic violence. I’ve been to meet one mother and her two teenage daughters who lived with abuse for eight years.. Charlotte Kneer of RBWA talks to Channel 4 News