Please take a look at Lauren's You Tube video entitled How to look you're best the morning after it is chilling and compelling but depicts the lives of so many women living with domestic abuse on a daily basis.
Some shocking facts :-
Over half of young women aged 18-21 reported experiencing at least one abusive incident from a boyfriend, husband or partner in a 2009 Refuge and YouGov survey
2011 research by Bristol University and the NSPCC showed that over half of teenage girls aged 13-18 had experienced sexual violence in their relationships and considered it to be normal
In a 2009 NSPCC survey, one quarter of girls aged 13-17 reported experiencing intimate partner violence; one in nine female respondents had experienced severe physical violence; and almost three quarters of girls had experienced emotional abuse
A 2005 NSPCC and Sugar magazine survey showed that 40% of teenage girls would consider giving their boyfriend another chance if he hit them, and one third said that cheating justified the use of violence
According to the British Crime Survey 2011, almost 13% of women aged 16-19 experience domestic violence, making female teenagers the group most at risk of domestic violence
If you or someone you know needs any further information or advice then please visit www.refuge.org.uk
How can you help? There are several ways you can help to spread the message, you can share the film Lauren has made, you can share the link above to the website of Refuge, whilst on the website you can sign the online petition and/or can make a donation of £2 by text, you can share this blog post or you can tweet @RefugeCharity using the hash tag #dontcoveritup
Thanking you all in advance for your support of this fantastic organisation.