Did you know...
Over the past four decades Women’s Aid has been shaping responses to domestic violence and abuse. This includes successfully campaigning for new legislation recognising coercive and controlling behaviour in intimate relationships, and launching the first comprehensive UK data set on women killed by men. Women’s Aid is a federation of over 220 organisations who provide more than 300 local lifesaving services to women and children across the country.
The charity provides training for professionals, and works with teachers in both the education and domestic abuse sectors to ensure that healthy relationships education is delivered to girls and boys responsibly and effectively in schools.
What makes Women's Aid different
Women’s Aid provides 24 hour support to women and children in need. Their unique Survivors’ Forum provides a safe online space for women to go to for peer-to-peer support and the advice of a trained professional who monitors the forum. This service proves invaluable to many women...
“This forum and the ladies who respond are my salvation. I truly don't know what I'd have done if it wasn't for finding here" – Survivors’ Forum user
Their services, including the 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247 (run in partnership with Refuge), helps hundreds of thousands of women and children every year.
Other ways to support
There are lots of ways supporters can help. You can fundraise through running events – Women’s Aid holds places in many of the large runs like Bath Half, London Marathon and Great North Run – or activities like cake sales, pub quiz nights, raffles, or even an overseas challenge like climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. You can also follow their campaign work, sign petitions and subscribe to e-newsletters to keep up to date with the work of the charity. Join #teamwomensaid! They can only do the fantastic work they do because of the generosity of their supporters.