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Domestic abuse services struggling to fill critical gaps in a challenging landscape, exacerbated by the rising cost-of-living

Domestic abuse services struggling to fill critical gaps in a challenging landscape, exacerbated by the rising cost-of-living   National domestic abuse charity Women’s Aid is marking 50 years of supporting women and children, but a new report published today highlights that our services are needed now more than ever. The annual Domestic Abuse Report highlights […]

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Women’s Aid highlights the ongoing challenges that rising cost-of-living poses to specialist domestic abuse services at the Women and Equalities committee 

Women’s Aid highlights the ongoing challenges that rising cost-of-living poses to specialist domestic abuse services at the Women and Equalities committee  Today, Women’s Aid gave evidence at the Women and Equalities committee, highlighting how the ongoing cost-of-living challenges are pushing specialist domestic abuse services to breaking point, with real concerns about services having to turn

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Women’s Aid welcomes £2 million fund to help survivors of domestic abuse

Women’s Aid welcomes £2 million fund to help survivors of domestic abuse   Women’s Aid is delighted to be working with the Home Office, member services and sector peers to help distribute an additional £2 million in funding to provide one-off payments to survivors of domestic abuse to help them flee, and stay fled, from abusers.  

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Criminalisation of coercive control reaches eight-year anniversary

Criminalisation of coercive control reaches eight-year anniversary Today marks the eight-year anniversary of landmark legislation which established coercive and controlling behaviour as a criminal offence in the Serious Crime Act 2015 of England and Wales. Farah Nazeer, chief executive at Women’s Aid, comments:  Criminalising coercive and controlling behaviour, which Women’s Aid campaigned for alongside other

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Women’s Aid responds to the Ministry of Justice calling for more lawyers to stop domestic abusers interrogating victims

Women’s Aid responds to the Ministry of Justice calling for more lawyers to stop domestic abusers interrogating victims Lucy Hadley, head of policy at Women’s Aid, comments:   “We are pleased that the Government has listened to our concerns about the Qualified Legal Representatives scheme, outlined in a joint letter we sent earlier this year.

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Women's Aid responds to the Government's Autumn Statement

Women’s Aid responds to the government’s Autumn Statement

Women’s Aid responds to the Government’s Autumn Statement   Farah Nazeer, chief executive of Women’s Aid, comments:  At Women’s Aid we welcome the news in the Autumn Statement that an additional £2 million in funding will be made available to survivors of domestic abuse through the Home Office emergency fund. When we worked on the

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Women’s Aid responds to changes to the justice system set out in The King’s Speech and how they will impact on protecting survivors   

Women’s Aid responds to changes to the justice system set out in The King’s Speech and how they will impact protecting survivors   Today we are asking whether new laws in the Kings Speech really deliver justice for women facing domestic abuse.    The Sentencing Bill will preserve judges’ power to send offenders who are

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Women’s Aid statement in response to shortened term for the killer of Zara Aleena

Women’s Aid statement in response to shortened term for the killer of Zara Aleena Sophie Francis-Cansfield, head of external affairs at Women’s Aid, comments:   “It is incredibly disappointing to see that the killer of Zara Aleena has today won an appeal to reduce the minimum term of his life sentence. While the reduction, from

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Women’s Aid publishes groundbreaking research looking at what influences children and young people’s understanding of domestic abuse

Women’s Aid publishes groundbreaking research looking at what influences children and young people’s understanding of domestic abuse  National domestic abuse charity Women’s Aid has today published a first-of-its-kind report into what influences children and young people’s attitudes towards domestic abuse, proving a direct link between the viewing of harmful misogynist content online and the normalisation

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Women’s Aid and National Express launch Road to Refuge

Women’s Aid and National Express launch Road to Refuge Women’s Aid has joined forces with the UK’s leading scheduled coach operator to support survivors of abuse by providing free National Express coach travel across the UK.   The Road to Refuge scheme provides women, men and children escaping domestic abuse with access to free National

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