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On average one woman a week is killed by a partner or former partner, yet in 2022-2023  Women’s Aid’s Annual Audit revealed 61% of referrals to refuge were rejected and 49% of domestic abuse organisations were running an area of service without dedicated funding.  

Since 2014 we’ve been campaigning to change this, securing over £70 million in emergency funding for refuges between 2014-2021 and a legal duty on local authorities to fund support in safe accommodation.  

Sadly, the funding and commissioning challenges facing lifesaving services continue to erode our network of refuges. Find out below how you can help us to #EndAbuseTogether.


Ask your council leader or cabinet member for community safety to visit your local refuge or community service. Meet the amazing women who work tirelessly to support survivors. If you need help finding out who that is, please email policy@womensaid.org.uk


Join the Domestic Abuse Councillor Network to learn more about how you can support survivors in your community and connect with other leaders across the country.


Appoint a VAWG champion within the council. They can help to hold the council to account on tackling VAWG in your local area and speak up for survivors.

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