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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