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Women’s Aid responds to NPCC report calling violence against women and girls a ‘national emergency’

Responding to the NPCC report calling violence against women and girls a ‘national threat’, Sophie Francis-Cansfield, Head of External Affairs at Women’s Aid, said:  “While the findings of the National Police Chiefs’ Council and College into the scale of violence against women and girls in this country are alarming, it is important to remember that […]

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Women’s Aid host National Conference 2024 – ‘Festival of Women’s Aid’

Women’s Aid host National Conference 2024 – ‘Festival of Women’s Aid’   On Wednesday (17th) and Thursday (18th) of this week, Women’s Aid hosted their annual National Conference at the Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre in Birmingham. The conference, titled ‘Festival of Women’s Aid’ in celebration of the organisation’s 50th anniversary, united federation members

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Women’s Aid responds to the findings of The Baird Inquiry into Greater Manchester Police

Women’s Aid responds to the findings for the Baird Inquiry into Greater Manchester Police   Sophie Francis-Cansfield, Head of External Affairs at Women’s Aid, comments: “Women’s Aid are alarmed by the findings of the Baird Report and are deeply concerned about the impact these will further have on women’s trust in the police. We already know that

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Women’s Aid responds to announcement in the King’s Speech to halve violence against women and girls over the next decade

Women’s Aid responds to announcement in the King’s Speech to halve violence against women and girls over the next decade   Farah Nazeer, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid, said: “Women’s Aid welcomes the new government’s announcement in the King’s Speech to bring forward plans to halve violence against women and girls over the next decade,

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Women’s Aid shares finding of the No Woman Turned Away project for the eighth year in a row

Women’s Aid shares findings of the No Woman Turned Away project for the eighth year in a row Findings from a new Women’s Aid report show that a staggering 22.2% of women supported by the charity’s No Woman Turned Away project have experienced further abuse from the perpetrator while waiting for a refuge space, with

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Women's Aid responds to the Government's new plans for Early Release Schemes for Prisoners

Women’s Aid responds to the Government’s new plans for Early Release Schemes for Prisoners

Women’s Aid responds to the Government’s new plans for Early Release Schemes for Prisoners   Farah Nazeer, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid, said: “Whilst we know that overcrowding in prisons is a real and serious issue, and that today’s announcement is underpinned by the new Labour government’s ambition to repair our broken criminal justice system,

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Women's Aid responds to new Femicide Census report

Women’s Aid responds to new Femicide Census report

Women’s Aid responds to new Femicide Census report   Sophie Francis-Cansfield, Head of External Affairs at Women’s Aid, comments: The latest Femicide Census report shows that at least 147 women were killed by 144 men in 2021. This is a staggering number, but sadly not unexpected within our current society, where women’s inequality, sexism and

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Women's Aid urges the new government to prioritise women and children

Women’s Aid urges the new government to prioritise women and children

Women’s Aid urges the new government to prioritise women and children   Farah Nazeer, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid, said: “The election of a new government today presents an opportunity for real, and tangible change in the way that tackling domestic abuse and other forms of violence against women and girls is approached in this

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Women’s Aid launches ‘No More Years of Hurt’ campaign highlighting the spike in domestic abuse during big football games

Women’s Aid launches ‘No More Years of Hurt’ campaign highlighting the spike in domestic abuse during big football games    Today, Women’s Aid is launching the newest instalment of its award-winning ‘He’s Coming Home’ campaign, created in partnership with House 337. The campaign, which coincides with this summer’s Euros 2024 tournament, aims to shine a

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Women's Aid relaunches National Quality Standards (NQS) - the only accreditation recognising the work of specialist domestic abuse services in England.

Women’s Aid re-launches National Quality Standards (NQS) – the only accreditation recognising the work of specialist domestic abuse services in England

Women’s Aid re-launches National Quality Standards (NQS) – the only accreditation recognising the work of specialist domestic abuse services in England  First developed in 2015, the Women’s Aid National Quality Standards have this year undergone a significant review and been revised accordingly, reflecting new legislation, guidance and research, enabling our member services to continue in

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