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Women's Aid

Women's Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women & children.

England

Joined on 16 February, 2009

http://www.womensaid.org.uk

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Quoted @womensaid

📢Tune in to @BBCWomansHour to hear our head of campaigns and policy, Lucy Hadley, speaking on whether the forthcoming domestic abuse bill will resolve some of these problems.

Listen live here➡️

We need funding for specialist women's refuges stated in the new #domesticabuse bill's duty.

Listen to our policy lead @lucyrosehadley talk to @BBCWomansHour about the need for all survivors to be safe and supported after fleeing abuse.

#housingcrisis

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We want all women experiencing #domesticabuse to know they deserve a life free of threat and control.

If you feel trapped in your relationship, please reach out to us via our Live Chat service (open 10am-4pm, weekdays and 10am-12pm, weekends).

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Quoted @BBCWomansHour

Today on Woman's Hour: Women escaping domestic violence are spending months in refuges or temporary housing. Why? We hear about the barriers to getting a safe permanent home

📢Tune in to @BBCWomansHour to hear our head of campaigns and policy, Lucy Hadley, speaking on whether the forthcoming domestic abuse bill will resolve some of these problems.

Listen live here➡️

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Quoted @StaySafeEast

Committee Stage for the DA Bill begins in the @UKHouseofLords on 25th January. Today we published our final briefing on the Bill with proposed amendments. Please share far and wide!

📣 Read it here:

Vital that the #DABill tackles the profound inequalities faced by Deaf and disabled survivors in accessing safety, support and justice. We fully support amendments proposed by @StaySafeEast which will be debated once Committee Stage starts next week in the @UKHouseofLords

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Replying to @C_Kneer: Final day finished at Court of Appeal hearings re: #FamilyCourt judgements.
Anyone who has listened will be shaken to the cor…

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Final day finished at Court of Appeal hearings re: #FamilyCourt judgements.
Anyone who has listened will be shaken to the core at what they have heard. Victims re-abused and re-traumatised by a system that should be there to protect.

Reform now
#FamilyCourtFail

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Replying to @DrProudman: Well done @rightsofwomen @womensaid @RapeCrisisEandW.
@WelshWomensAid. Hard hitting submissions from Barbara Mills QC expl…

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Well done @rightsofwomen @womensaid @RapeCrisisEandW.
@WelshWomensAid. Hard hitting submissions from Barbara Mills QC explaining that #DomesticAbuse is about ‘power dynamics’. Normal and #CoerciveControl should never be in the same sentence. #familycourtfail

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Today is our day in the Court of Appeal. We are intervening in support of these landmark cases and setting out that they are far from isolated - they are what survivors and their children tell us happens in the family courts every day and it must change #familycourtfail

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Domestic abuse can affect any woman & our thoughts are with Christina Ricci -& all survivors- whose abuse & subsequent restraining order against her husband have just become public. If you or someone you know needs support, go to

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There's still time to book for our online winter conference on 27th and 28th Jan! Exploring how we best support mental health of survivors and staff during #Covid and the lessons and opps we can take forward into post-Covid recovery.
Click here to book ⤵️

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📢 Along with @RapeCrisisEandW & @WelshWomensAid, we’re working with @rightsofwomen to make this much NEEDED change.

We're calling on the Court of Appeal to send a clear message: that outdated and harmful myths about #domesticabuse are no longer welcome in family courts.

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Lucy Hadley, Head of Campaigns & Policy at Women’s Aid Federation of England, says: "This landmark case is an opportunity to shine a light on what survivors have been telling us for decades, and the urgent reforms that are required.”

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Starting yesterday and for the first time in 20 years, the Court of Appeal is hearing four joined cases where women are seeking to overturn decisions made in the family courts.

#familycourtfail

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Quoted @MayaOppenheim

Court of Appeal to look at how family court safeguards domestic abuse victims in landmark case @womensaid @RapeCrisisEandW @rightsofwomen

"This landmark case is an opportunity to shine a light on what survivors have been telling us for decades, and the urgent reforms that are required," says our policy lead @lucyrosehadley

Contact-at-all-cost in #domesticabuse cases = #familycourtfail

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We are proud to welcome the Gamseys Foundation as our sponsor and are endlessly grateful for the support they offer — all to help us continue our life-saving work.

Find our more about them ⬇️



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Thanks to the sponsorship of @GamesysFDN, our winter conference is fully accessible & affordable.

We'll be putting the spotlight on mental health and how #COVID19 has impacted survivors and the VAWG organsations who support them.

#WAConf21

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Replying to @RapeCrisisEandW: “Rape Crisis has long been concerned about the deeply harmful impacts the culture of Family Court has on adults & chil…

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Quoted @rightsofwomen

The family courts have been ignoring their legal responsibility to take domestic violence, including coercive control and rape, seriously.

It's time the family courts face the facts about domestic violence.

#familycourtfail

@RapeCrisisEandW @womensaid @WelshWomensAid

It's crucial we challenge the systemic problems with how #domesticabuse is viewed and dealt with in the family courts.

📢 Along with @RapeCrisisEandW, @welshwomensaid, we're working with @rightsofwomen to make this much NEEDED change

#familycourtfail

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“Rape Crisis has long been concerned about the deeply harmful impacts the culture of Family Court has on adults & children subjected to violence & abuse. This case presents an opportunity for survivors’ voices to be heard & we hope it leads to systemic change.” #familycourtfail

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Quoted @HomelessLink

📨 Earlier this month, we wrote to the Minister for COVID Vaccine Deployment to ask that working with people who have no home is treated as a priority occupation for vaccination 📨



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📢 Important call from @homelesslink.

Guidance now says that frontline workers within homelessness and housing services, including refuges, can be eligible for the vaccine – but we need clarity that this applies to all lifesaving violence against women services.

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We’re excited to partner with @YourUKParl to strengthen our engagement with Parliament.

Supporting & empowering survivors and frontline services to influence Parliament is a vital part of building a future where #domesticabuse is no longer tolerated.

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