Research and publications

Research and publications

All of our work is underpinned by a solid evidence base. Throughout the year we conduct research projects, support research in universities and publish data on key issues to ensure that we are leading the way in evidence and data on domestic abuse. Below are our most recent research reports.

We survey domestic abuse services annually on the issues affecting their services and service users. You can find all the Annual Survey reports online.

You can also download our most recent Annual Review.

For more resources, leaflets, posters and t-shirts, visit the resource centre.

The Femicide Census Report

The Femicide Census Report is a database currently containing information on almost one thousand women killed by men in England and Wales since 2009. It is a ground-breaking project which aims to provide a clearer picture of men’s fatal violence against women by allowing for detailed tracking and analysis.

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Women’s Aid Annual Survey 2015

The Annual Survey gives invaluable insights into the work of the domestic abuse sector and the experiences and needs of the women and children it supports.

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Child First: Safe child contact saves lives 

Our Child First campaign report, Nineteen Child Homicides, highlights what must change so children are put first in child contact arrangements in the family courts.

View and download supporting infographics, reports and research from the Child First campaign.

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SOS: Save refuges, save lives: Why we need to save our services

September 2014

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Unequal, trapped and controlled: women’s experiences of financial abuse and the potential implications for Universal Credit

Unequal, trapped and controlled: research into women’s experiences of financial abuse and the potential implications for Universal Credit

March 2015

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Virtual world, real fear: Women’s Aid report into online abuse, harassment and stalking

February 2014

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APPG Launch Report on New Inquiry into the Changing Landscape of Domestic and Sexual Violence Services

The Changing Landscape of Domestic and Sexual Violence services

February 2015

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Women’s Access to Justice: From reporting to sentencing

March 2014

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Domestic Abuse and Money Education: Guidance for Professionals Supporting Survivors with Financial Issues

2012

The DAME project aims to increase the knowledge and confidence of professionals when assisting survivors who are experiencing financial difficulties and learning from the project has influenced the development of the DAME Guidance for Professionals Supporting Survivors with Financial Issues.

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Making the links: Disabled women and domestic violence

By Gill Hague, Ravi Thiara, Pauline Magowan and Audrey Mullender

This is the final report on the first ever national UK study of the needs of disabled women experiencing domestic violence and of the services available to meet these needs.

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Our research work is supported by a Research Strategy which sets out our priorities for the year. Below are our priority research areas for 2015/16:

  • State of the domestic abuse sector in England research
  • How can the needs of survivors be best met?
  • Research on survivors experiences of the family courts
  • Research with the University of Bristol on access to justice for domestic abuse survivors.

If you have any questions or would like any more information about our research work please email [email protected]

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