Women’s Aid

Registered Charity No. 1054154

  • Women’s Aid is the national domestic violence charity that helps up to 250,000 women and children every year.
  • We work to end violence against women and children, and support over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the country. Find out about our history,  who we are, and what we believe.
  • We keep voices of survivors at the heart of our work through: … (full text about us).

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Address: Women’s Aid, PO Box Bristol 391, BS99 7WS, UK;

What we believe: We believe that everyone has a right to live in safety and to have a future without fear.

We recognise that:

  • Women and children have a right to live their lives free from all forms of violence and abuse, and society has a duty to recognise and defend this right.
  • Domestic violence is a violation of women and children’s human rights. It’s the result of an abuse of power and control, and is rooted in the historical status of women in the family and in society

Our aims are to:

  • Empower women who have been affected by domestic violence
  • Meet the needs of children affected by domestic violence
  • Provide services run by women which are based on listening to survivors
  • Challenge the disadvantages which result from domestic violence
  • Support and reflect diversity and promote equality of opportunity
  • Promote cohesive inter-agency responses to domestic violence and develop partnerships

Our History:

Women’s Aid grew out of the women’s liberation movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. As women came together, the issue of violence in the home as well as other forms of sexual and interpersonal violence to women became highlighted.

The first Women’s Aid federation was set up in 1974, providing practical and emotional support as part of a range of services to women and children experiencing violence. We celebrated our 30th birthday in 2004. View our key milestones: … (full text History).

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