Survivors’ experiences are at the heart of our policy, campaigning and research work.
“It’s so empowering and comforting to know that others are stood beside you.”
We influence Government policy by campaigning on issues that matter to you, and conduct research into key areas of domestic abuse to be at the forefront of social change.
What have we achieved?
With your help our policy and campaigning work has achieved huge successes for survivors of domestic abuse over the past year. They include:
- Investment of over £33million from the government to save specialist domestic violence refuges.
- Relationships and Sex Education becoming a mandatory part of the national curriculum.
- Coercive and controlling behaviour being made a criminal offence.
- Change to the evidence requirements for survivors of domestic abuse to access legal aid.
- Legislation to ban perpetrators of domestic abuse from being able to cross examine their victims in the family courts.
- Changes to the rules around anonymous voter registration to ensure survivors of domestic abuse and women in refuge can vote.
- Revenge pornography being made a criminal offence with a maximum punishment of two years in prison.
APPG on domestic violence
Women’s Aid is delighted to be the Secretariat to this group and supports the group in an administrative and operational capacity.
Notice: The House of Commons will dissolve due to the General Election 2017. That means that during the election period, there are no Members of Parliament and the status of All-Party Parliamentary Groups will not exist. We will therefore not be active until after the election period.