Sign the petition for survivor anonymity in the press

It's our last chance to change the law to protect domestic abuse survivors' anonymity in the press. Sign the petition.

RISE has continued to help domestic abuse survivors throughout lock down and beyond - supporting them in leaving abusive relationships if they're in a position to do so. But right now, survivors' safety and privacy is being compromised by being named in press at a time where they are at the highest risk to their safety from their perpetrator (1).

Survivors who have been through the trauma of abuse and the added ordeal of Magistrate's Court should be free from the further danger and privacy invasion that being named in the news can cause.

RISE has been campaigning to change the law to make it illegal for survivors' names to be put in the press after their names are revealed in court cases. Currently, we are waiting for a date to be announced for the second reading of the Domestic Abuse Bill in the House of Lords, to make changes to the Bill in order to protect survivor anonymity. We have lobbied these Peers, but we need to show the strongest possible public support for protecting survivor anonymity, to convince them that the law needs to change.

Please share this with everyone you know and urge them to take action. Your help will ensure survivors can draw a line under their experiences and move on to rebuild their lives.

(1) In 2018, 37 women had separated or taken steps to separate from their male partner when they were killed by them...89% [were killed] within the first year [of separation]. From the 2018 Femicide Census: 2018 Findings, p. 24

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