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24/02/2014

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 24 February 2014

Felicity Evans investigates if new rights for women, allowing them to find out if a new partner has a history of domestic violence, will help reduce domestic abuse.

  • Domestic Abuse

    The amount of domestic abuse reported to police is on the increase.

    But while ad campaigns encourage victims to pick up the phone and seek help, many still find it difficult.

    Next month the police will get extra powers to intervene where domestic abuse is suspected.

    Members of the public in a relationship will also have new rights to find out if a partner has a history of domestic abuse.

    And later this year the Welsh Government will introduce leglislation to try and tackle some of the root causes of domestic abuse.

    Felicity Evans speaks to the police, politicians and the victims of domestic abuse to ask if these new initiatives will make a difference.

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