Domestic violence campaign

Women's Aid has announced a 9 per cent increase in first-time contacts to its national freephone helpline.

12th March, 2005

Women's Aid has announced a 9 per cent increase in first-time contacts to its national freephone helpline. The increase, compared to the same period in 2004, was recorded since the start of the Department of Justice's End the Silence domestic violence TV awareness campaign.

Of the women calling the helpline for the first time, 22 per cent said they were calling as a result of seeing the Department's sponsored advertisement.

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