Fighting Domestic Violence: “Truth About Abuse” Report

Fighting Domestic Violence: “Truth About Abuse” Report

by Sangeeta Haindl

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 8:00am



While the football World Cup is taking place in Brazil, the U.K. police force across the country have set up initiatives aimed at preventing domestic violence in the home during England’s World Cup matches after research found that there is a significant rise in the number of domestic violence cases when the national team play in the tournament.

According to the study published by Lancaster University, it found that incidents of domestic abuse rose by 38 per cent when the England team played and lost when compared with the days that England did not play. The research also reported that there was a carry-over effect, with an 11 per cent rise in cases of domestic abuse the day after a match. To deal with these increases the police authorities in Essex, Manchester and Northumbria have all set up their own World Cup task forces to ensure that fans can enjoy England’s matches safely throughout this event.

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Sangeeta Haindl enjoys being a staff writer for 3BL Media/Justmeans on topics - Social Innovation, Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurs. When she is not writing for 3BL Media/Justmeans, she wears her other hat as owner of Serendipity PR. Over the years she has worked with high-profile, big, powerful brands and organisations within the public, not-for-profit and corporate sectors; and won awards from her industry. She believes in the power of serendipity for business and superheroes. She also is a Twitter lover and believes that social media is a digital constellation:connecting people in an easily explored galaxy. She would also describe herself as a Spiritual Entrepreneur, Conscious Explorer and Futurist. She enjoys helping others, paying it forward and being a mum.