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Duncan Lewis:CampaignRefugee Week 2017 - ‘A Prison For My Heart’: A Gay Man’s Testimony of Detention (23 June 2017)

 

Umar* first came out in a detention centre, to a male immigration officer. ‘He wore a suit and had a badge. I didn’t like that I had to speak to him about my sexuality. I felt scared because I didn’t know if what I said would be kept a secret. But I had no choice, I had to tell him. I was very nervous as this was the first time I had told anyone that I was gay.’. Read more...

Duncan Lewis:CampaignRefugee Week 2017 - ‘Cooperate Or Die’: An Afghan Interpreter’s Story of Survival (22 June 2017)

 

When Mohammad received a call from the Taliban one calm spring afternoon in 2013, his life was turned upside down. They told him they knew he was an interpreter for ISAF, the NATO-led forces in Afghanistan, and that he should either cooperate with them by passing over information about the military outpost in which he was based (in hilly Paktika Province, southeast Afghanistan) or they would kill him and his family. Read more...

Duncan Lewis:CampaignRefugee Week 2017 - The Punishment Room: An Asylum-Seeker’s Experience of Isolation in Detention (21 June 2017)

 

Pamela* had just had a shower and was still in her underwear, having applied moisturiser, when the immigration officers came into her room to remove her from the UK. She refused to be taken to the airport, as she still had an outstanding application for leave to remain in the UK, so the officers tried to remove her by force. Read more...

Duncan Lewis:CampaignRefugee Week 2017 - Standing Up: The Story of One Man’s Fearless Commitment to Democracy (20 June 2017)

 

For most of us, commitment to democracy means casting a vote. For Tahidul Hossain, it means standing up to a military regime, being shot at by police at demonstrations, being beaten, detained and tortured, and being forced to leave home. Read more...

Duncan Lewis:CampaignRefugee Week 2017 - Speaking Truth to Power: A Journalist’s Refusal to Be Silenced (19 June 2017)

 

Joseph* had never before seen a dead body when, as a teenager, he saw his father’s decapitated corpse strewn amongst others on the street, a victim of intertribal violence. He can still remember the smell of blood, metallic and sweet in the close tropical air. Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Campaign16 Days Against Domestic Violence: Abuse within Ethnic Communities (12 December 2016)

 

Domestic abuse affects victims from all ethnic backgrounds, with no indicators that victims from certain cultural communities are at a higher risk. However, the type of abuse that might be experienced may differ between cultures. In some ethnic communities, abuse may be committed by extended family members, parents or parents-in-law and forced marriages may occur. . Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Campaign16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence: Men and the LGBTQ Community (12 December 2016)

 

Domestic violence can be difficult to identify, especially for the person experiencing it. People often assume that domestic violence has to be physical violence, but the reality is that domestic abuse is much more of an appropriate term. Domestic abuse is a pattern of behaviour characterised by the exercise of control by one person over another within the context of an intimate or family relationship. This type of control can come in many forms and can be emotional, financial and sexual in nature. . Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Campaign16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence: Children Living in a Home with Domestic Violence (7 December 2016)

 

If you are experiencing any form of domestic abuse, do not suffer in silence. Please call our dedicated and confidential domestic violence helpline on 0800 689 3275 and speak to one of our specialised Domestic Abuse Solicitors today. . Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Campaign16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence: Domestic Violence in Young Couples (7 December 2016)

 

If you are experiencing any form of domestic abuse, do not suffer in silence. Please call our dedicated and confidential domestic violence helpline on 0800 689 3275 and speak to one of our specialised Domestic Abuse Solicitors today.. Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Campaign16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence: Legal Aid (5 December 2016)

 

Further to the implementation of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders (LASPO) Act 2012 on the 1 April 2013 substantial cuts were made to the provision of Legal Aid in family law matters.. Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Campaign16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence: Speak Up! (2 December 2016)

 

If you are experiencing any form of domestic abuse, do not suffer in silence. Please call our dedicated and confidential domestic violence helpline on 0800 689 3275 and speak to one of our specialised Domestic Abuse Solicitors today.. Read more...

Duncan Lewis:CampaignWhat is Domestic Abuse? (25 November 2016)

 

Domestic violence is not limited to any race, ethnic or religious group. It does not discriminate on gender, sexuality, disability or lifestyle.. Read more...

Duncan Lewis:CampaignDuncan Lewis Solicitors Launch Give Children a Voice: Domestic Violence Campaign 2016 (3 October 2016)

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors’ launches their Give Children a Voice Campaign and a powerful video, Charlie’s Weekend, which aims to raise awareness of domestic violence, help break the silence of the children affected by domestic abuse and let survivors know that Legal Aid is available for most domestic violence cases.. Read more...