Lauren Luke was one of the first YouTubers that I started watching so I was really interested to see that she was working with the domestic violence charity Refuge in a campaign called 'Don't cover it up'. The campaign encourages women to break down the silence which so often masks abuse and to reach out for help from specialist organisations such as Refuge.
The video, which you can view here, is really unsettling and ends with a shocking statistic that 65% of women who experience domestic violence keep it hidden. Two women are killed by a current or former partner every single week in England and Wales and one women in four will experience domestic violence at some point in her life. The stats are alarming and emphasizes how important it is to encourage women to talk to someone and find help.
Viewers are encouraged to share the video with friends, text to donate to Refuge, and sign a petition which Refuge has launched with Red magazine, calling for more life-saving domestic violence services across the country.