Housing allocations policy needs to recognise, and be flexible enough to accommodate, the difficult circumstances surrounding domestic violence.
Victims of domestic violence are being refused places at women's refuges across the country.
Domestic violence takes an enormous death toll. Every week two women are killed by current or former partners in England and Wales.
The problem isn't just in Afghanistan. 30 per cent of woman suffer violence from an intimate partner, but globally laws do little to protect women at home.
Fashion has often looked to violence and brutality as a way of shocking and titillating.
Police powers to remove violent partners for up to two weeks scrapped as the Home Office tries to cu