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It added that two women a week are killed at the hands of a partner or ex-partner in England and Wales, and on average another three women per week commit suicide as a way of escape.
Yet, still too few women know how to spot the signs of domestic violence, realise that domestic abuse is a crime or know that Refuge is here to support them.
When read from beginning to end, they're positive stories that mirror most people's Christmas experience, but when read backwards they tell a chilling tale of domestic abuse.
In one reading, for instance, "Dad's traditional punch" is a perfectly innocuous festive drink; read the other way, it carries a far more sinister meaning.
"Domestic violence happens all year round – including at Christmas.
Steve Reeves directed the cinema and TV ads through Another Film Company.
Actress Maxine Peake recorded an audio version of the poems.
Today – Human Rights Day (10th December), which also marks the end of UN Women's 16 Days Of Activism against violence against women and girls – couldn't be a more fitting time to highlight this crucial issue.
Two women are killed by their current or former partner every week in England and Wales alone, according to the charity, with some police forces reporting that as many as 54% of the calls they receive during December relate to domestic violence, compared to 38% for the rest of the year.