Domestic Violence During Lockdown

Domestic Violence During Lockdown has been a significant problem in the UK and around the world. We convened a Zoom Conference to assemble experts to advise and explain the resources available to victims. 

Margaret Ali, UPF – UK Director: MC

Dr Caroline Makaka: Founder and President of LOANI to Support Victims of Domestic Violence and Abuse. Ladies of All Nations International ( or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Dr Karen Johnson: An Author and Counsellor. She has been running an organisation called, 'Out of the Corner' for the last seven years for those suffering from domestic violence. She runs courses and has groups that she supports to rebuild lives. Speech found at 

Ruth Mutanda: is the Founder and CEO of Ruth for Women an Organisation for Abused Women and Children Brought Up in Abusive Homes. See her speech at

Hina Junejo: Women Empowerment TV Programme Saheli on Sky749 focusing on Domestic Violence. Runs Workshops for Women Victim Empowerment. Speech found at 

Harpal Chatwal: Head of Domestic Abuse Services at a Leading Charity. Author of ‘The First Slap: A Woman's Journey From Domestic Abuse’, and an Accredited Qualified Counsellor. His speech is available at 

Seema Dhanak: Domestic Violence During Lockdown - UPF Zoom Conference She explains that there are full services running for victims of Domestic Violence during the lockdown. She encourages victims to either contact her through LOANI - Ladies of All Nations International ( or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or to contact Refuge (Refuge Against Domestic Violence - Help for women & children. to access available support. Please see her speech at 
Marcia Lewinson: Executive Coach, CEO and Founder of the Charity 'Women Acting In Today's Society' (Web: Tel: 0121 4401443) Please see speech at 

Chris Green OBE, Founder and President of White Ribbon UK, formerly a member of the Task Force of Council of Europe to End Violence against Women (   

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