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40th birthday

Celebrate 40 years of keeping women and children safe. 

Our history

Women's Aid demonstration in the 1970s

Women's Aid grew out of the women's liberation movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. As women came together, the issue of violence in the home as well as other forms of sexual and interpersonal violence to women became highlighted. 

The first Women's Aid federation was set up in 1974, providing practical and emotional support as part of a range of services to women and children experiencing violence. We are celebrating our 40th birthday in 2014. View our key milestones:

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