Women's Aid is the key national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. We support a network of over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the UK.
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 website has lots of information about domestic violence