Women’s Aid helps MPs to tackle domestic abuse with the Tackling Domestic Violence Toolkit
Wednesday 9th September 2015
Women’s Aid has launched a Tackling Domestic Violence Toolkit for MPs.
The aim of the toolkit is to support MPs and constituency offices to understand domestic abuse, recognise some of the signs of domestic abuse, and know where to refer victims for further help and support. The toolkit also aims to help MPs help constituents that are survivors of domestic abuse.
Polly Neate, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid, said:
“MPs have a vital role to play in tackling domestic abuse on both a local and national level – which is why Women’s Aid is giving all MPs the tools and knowledge to do so.
“On average, two women a week in England and Wales are killed by a partner or ex-partner. At this very moment, there are hundreds – if not thousands – of women and children in all constituencies around the country experiencing domestic abuse.
“MP’s can raise local awareness about domestic abuse, and help with national policy by supporting Women’s Aid top five asks for Government.”