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The impact of Covid-19 and lockdown from a survivor’s perspective

The impact of Covid-19 and lockdown from a survivor’s perspective

The impact of Covid-19 and lockdown from a survivor’s perspective The impact of Covid-19 and lockdown from a survivor’s perspective Sharon Hendry speaks to our Survivor Ambassador, Mandy Thomas about lockdown from a survivor’s perspective. Author Mandy Thomas, 54, endured 18 years of abuse from partner Eustace Douglas before he was jailed for nine years […]

Recommendations for the Hidden Harms Action Plan

Recommendations for the Hidden Harms Action Plan

Recommendations for the Hidden Harms Action Plan Covid-19 pandemic and violence against women and girls Recommendations for the Hidden Harms Action Plan On 21 May 2020 the Prime Minister held a summit on ‘Hidden Harms’. This paper sets out the priority recommendations from organisations working to end violence against women and girls (VAWG) for an […]

Financial hardship and homelessness: the high price women pay to escape domestic abuse

Financial hardship and homelessness: the high price women pay to escape domestic abuse

Financial hardship and homelessness: the high price women pay to escape domestic abuse Today, 10th June, Women’s Aid published two reports which highlight the devastating impact of domestic abuse on women’s housing options. The Domestic Abuse Report 2020: The Hidden Housing Crisis,1 and Nowhere To Turn 2020 2 both show that homelessness is a very […]

Fear of homelessness prevents women leaving their abuser

Fear of homelessness prevents women leaving their abuser

Fear of homelessness prevents women leaving their abuser Fear of homelessness prevents women leaving their abuser  Research by Women’s Aid shows homelessness can be the price survivors pay for escaping domestic abuse  Today the domestic abuse charity Women’s Aid publishes two reports showing that homelessness is a real risk for the majority of women escaping living with domestic abuse.   According to The Domestic Abuse Report 2020: The Hidden Housing Crisis, nearly 70% of […]

Women’s Aid – until women and children are safe

Women’s Aid – until women and children are safe

Women’s Aid – until women and children are safe “I sincerely believe that had you not straightened things out, provided knowledge and support, I would not be where I am today and neither would the children. I really hope you all will continue to save the lives of women like me.” Sonia, survivor Women’s Aid […]

Do You See Her

Do You See Her

Do You See Her A powerful short film, directed by Paul Andrew Williams (Murdered By My Boyfriend), starring Anne-Marie Duff (Suffragette, Shameless), Phil Davis (Quadrophenia, Whitechapel) and Tessa Peake-Jones (Only Fools and Horses). ‘Do You See Her’ shows us that domestic abuse happens to all women of all ages. #AnyWoman   Full/More Story at Sourcewomensaid […]

Femicide Census: Onjali Rauf

Femicide Census: Onjali Rauf

Femicide Census: Onjali Rauf Trigger warning: upsetting content Mumtahina Jannat was murdered by her husband following a decade of abuse, her niece Onjali Rauf shares her Aunt’s story. Two women are killed by their partner or ex-partner every week. We need to protect women like Mumtahina. Please watch and share to raise awareness.   Full/More […]

Women’s Aid Ambassador Alice Liveing speaks out about her own experiences of abuse

Women’s Aid Ambassador Alice Liveing speaks out about her own experiences of abuse

Women’s Aid Ambassador Alice Liveing speaks out about her own experiences of abuse At the age of 16, personal trainer and Instagram star Alice Liveing entered her first relationship. Over the next 18 months she endured emotional and physical abuse at the hands of her boyfriend. Now, as an Ambassador for Women’s Aid, Alice wants […]

160,000 children

160,000 children

160,000 children Trigger warning: domestic abuse An estimated 160,000 children in England are currently living in households where domestic abuse is taking place, according to new data released by Women’s Aid today. Yet since 2010 there has been a 16% reduction in the provision of dedicated children and young people’s domestic abuse services. Donate to […]