Can working with abusive men cut violence against women?

Stories of our times

Nov 29 2021 • 26 mins

Domestic violence programmes have traditionally been tailored for the victims. Now, there’s a push to work with the perpetrators to stop their abusive behaviour. How do these programmes work? Can abusive men ever change?

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If you, or someone you know, has been affected by the issues raised in this episode, the following organisations can help:


For perpetrators and victims of domestic abuse; respectphoneline.org.uk, 0808 802 4040


For women and children affected by domestic abuse; refuge.org.uk, 0808 200 0247

Host: Manveen Rana.


- Rosie Kinchen, features writer, The Sunday Times.

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