A new initiative to target those who commit family and domestic violence is being launched in Sandwell.Read the full story ›
Speaking to ITV News Central Sameena Ali-Khan earlier, a cultural expert explained why domestic violence and abuse is such a hidden problem in the South Asian community.
Dr Karan Jutlla is an expert on migration and examined different cultural attitudes while carrying out her PHD at the University of Worcester.
She told ITV News Central that although domestic violence is relevant across all communities, it is so hidden in South Asian relationships because of the additional cultural pressure placed on women in households, and their loss of identity and inability to speak out when they enter into married life.
There are calls for more to be done to help thousands of people suffering in silence from domestic abuse across the West Midlands. Figures released today suggest 25 thousand women were helped in Birmingham last year alone, but only 1 in 3 contacted police.
Experts say those from South Asian communities are even less likely to get help, with many victims too afraid to speak out because of cultural and family pressures. Now a young film-maker is using his work to challenge attitudes in his community.
Chris Halpin has been speaking to a mother and daughter, whose names we've changed, so they could share their story.
Experts are warning many victims of domestic abuse in the West Midlands are suffering in silence, after a conference heard 25,000 women were helped by organisations in Birmingham in the last year alone.
Delegates at the event organised by Midlands housing Association the Accord Group heard how women need to be helped across every community in the region, as the number of cases of violence and abuse far exceed the numbers reported to police.
Experts say more than 25 thousand women needed help after suffering domestic abuse across Birmingham last year.
If you need any help or advice on the subject of domestic violence you can visit the following websites for more information.
Victims of domestic violence will hear the findings of a recent review into the services being offered across Nottinghamshire.
The review is part of a conference taking place at Nottingham Race Course today, held by Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, Chris Cutland.
Survivors and experts will discuss how the services to victims could be improved.
Every week, two women in the UK die at the hands of a partner or an ex-partner. Last year the law was changed and psychological abuse was recognised as part of domestic violence - but campaigners want it seen as a crime, and the abuser arrested.
Catherine Saunders, from Nottinghamshire-based Midlands Women's Aid, backs calls for psychological abuse to be made an arrestable offence.Read the full story ›
Victims of domestic violence are being encouraged to seek help as part of a new campaign aimed at raising awareness about the support available in Leicester.
The SAFE Project in the city helps men and women who have been abused. It says the number of people calling its helpline has doubled in the past year.
Labour MP Yvette Cooper has blamed government cuts to frontline policing for the drop in domestic violence prosecutions despite the rise in reported incidents.