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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.
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