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Refuge launched campaign to drive awareness of the National Domestic Abuse Helpline this International Women’s Day

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On 8th March, International Women’s Day, Refuge launched a campaign to drive awareness of the National Domestic Abuse Helpline.
Domestic abuse is an issue which affects one in every four women. This is why Refuge is on a mission to make the Helpline as famous as possible.

On International Women’s Day, high-profile women changed their name on Twitter to the National Domestic Abuse Helpline's number. By doing this they are donating their most famous asset, their name, to give fame to the Helpline number - 0808 2000 247. 

Alongside the Twitter campaign, the Helpline number took over the largest advertising display in Europe - London's Piccadilly Lights - making the number unmissable.
Nikki Lindman, Creative Director at BBH London, says:
“We always say simple ideas are the most powerful ideas, and this one was simply powerful: Giving the number fame by harnessing fame and our culture of followship felt instinctively right, and social media was the natural place to go. A lot of lives will be saved because women looked out for each other on International Women’s Day.”
This big and bold campaign ensured that on the 8th March, every woman would know the National Domestic Abuse number, thanks to Refuge. 


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