Nobody understands the impact of domestic abuse better than survivors. As experts by their experience, their voices should be central in defining legislation and setting policies.
On 21 January 2019 the government published its draft domestic abuse bill, its response to the domestic abuse bill consultation as well as its research into the social and economic cost of domestic abuse. For Women’s Aid, the bill has the potential to create a step change in the national response to tackling domestic abuse, and the voice of survivors must be central to this change.
Law In The Making is a groundbreaking new project giving survivors the tools and opportunities to influence the bill as it makes its way through parliament and into law. This project is about ensuring the voice of the survivors shape this landmark bill to ensure it makes a real difference to the lives of survivors and their children.
The project is working with 20 survivors who will be taking part in a series of educational workshops on legislation and campaigning, and engagement sessions with MPs and Members of the House of Lords. There will also be an online platform available to a wider group of survivors via our Survivor’s Forum.
This project is funded by the Legal Education Foundation, and is due to run until November 2019.