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The National Women’s Aid Federation (as we were called then) was set up in 1974. It brought together nearly 40 refuge and community-based services across the country, which had been set up by women, for women. For the first time there was a national body to co-ordinate the campaign for new laws and policies, and to improve domestic abuse support for women and their children.

As a national, feminist federation we were able to amplify the voices of thousands of women and children across England.

We continue to be entrusted with this representative duty today, alongside our sisters at Imkaan, Welsh Women’s Aid, Scottish Women’s Aid, and Women’s Aid Federation Northern Ireland.



Women’s Aid has been a trusted source of support for women and children for nearly half a century.

This year saw a digital evolution in our provision, with the launch of a suite of exciting new digital services.

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Women’s Aid is a registered charity in England No. 1054154

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