Women’s Aid responds to closure of Eaves
Friday 30th October 2015
Polly Neate, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid, said:
“The closure of Eaves – an extraordinary organisation delivering critical frontline services for women – is a devastating loss for the women’s sector. Eaves has supported thousands of women whose human rights have been grossly infringed upon. These women have been victims of domestic abuse, sexual violence, trafficking. Eaves has been there for them, restored their dignity, and helped them become survivors.
“Eaves’ closure also indicates how extremely vulnerable the women’s sector is. The government is currently reviewing its Violence Against Women and Girls strategy. We will be putting pressure on them, and we shall be watching very carefully to see if any steps are taken to safeguard specialist services which meet the needs of the women that use them. We need specialist services that promote recovery and help victims of abuse become independent – not services that simply manage risk.”