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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 @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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“Far too many women are being turned away” Women's Aid's @lucyrosehadley tells @MayaOppenheim “Services have really been decimated over the past decade.... It’s a massively worrying and chilling time for everyone working in domestic abuse services."

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Quoted @Claiester

It's unfathomable that victims of abuse are expected to pay for GP letters to provide clinical evidence of injuries in court. The BMA has recommended surgeries don't charge, but some still do. Why?

Great piece by @Miditun

@womensaid
@Teresa_PS

Thanks for covering this important issue @MetroUK, it is completely unacceptable that survivors should be expected to pay for GP letters to provide evidence in court. A survivor bravely shares her experience, with comment from our Head of Campaigns & Policy @lucyrosehadley

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Replying to @nicolejacobsST: Backing from @jessphillips in the @HouseofCommons earlier for the 'Ask for ANI' codeword scheme and an appeal to Govt t…

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Backing from @jessphillips in the @HouseofCommons earlier for the 'Ask for ANI' codeword scheme and an appeal to Govt to provide long term sustainable funding that #DomesticAbuse services urgently need to fully support victims in these very tough times. @VictimsComm

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Are you a member service that wants to work with the media more?

We are offering FREE training to our incredible members on the 21st or 28th of January, where we'll be sharing our top 20 tips.

Contacts us on training@womensaid.org.uk to book.

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Gateways to support for survivors during lockdown are essential and much needed.

It is vital that codeword schemes are accompanied by robust ongoing training and support for those involved to ensure that disclosures are as safe as possible for everyone.

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Do you work to support survivors of #domesticabuse?

Our solution focused conference (27 & 28 Jan) will explore the silver linings of #COVID19, the opportunities of digital working, and how we can best support survivors and the staff working with them.

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Quoted @Carole_Gould17

A mothers' bond forged in rage and grief
@RobertBuckland⁩ ⁦@DavidLammy⁩ ⁦@jessphillips⁩ ⁦@womensaid⁩ ⁦@JMoncktonSmith⁩ ⁦@lucyfrazermp⁩ ⁦@nicolejacobsST⁩

No mother should ever have to experience losing her daughter to domestic homicide, but on average 3 women are killed by abusive current or former partners every fortnight. Thank you Carole & Julie for bravely speaking out in memory of your daughters, both killed by ex-boyfriends.

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As life in lockdown continues, it is essential that information and support is accessible to all.

Please share these #Covid19UK resources available in multiple languages – providing safety and support information for survivors, friends and family.

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Replying to @SophieFranCan: (1/4)Agree this message is important. The role of employers was highlighted during @UKHouseofLords DA Bill debate, and i…

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Quoted @nicolajanesharp

Welcome the message that employers have a duty to protect, but disappointed the recommendations of the ⁦@beisgovuk⁩ review do not go further. With the #DABill currently in the Lords, there is an opportunity to introduce #PaidLeave for victims.

(1/4)Agree this message is important. The role of employers was highlighted during @UKHouseofLords DA Bill debate, and it is great that employers such as Lloyds and EY have already implemented important measures such as internal policies and paid employment leave for survivors

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Quoted @SBSisters

We are alarmed at the Govt’s decision to fragment its approach to gender-based violence (GBV), by creating 2 separate strategies for Violence Against Women & Girls (VAWG) and Domestic Abuse (DA).

Serious concerns raised by @SBSisters @AngelouCentre @Safety4Sisters & @lawrsuk about the govt's decision to deliver separate VAWG & DA strategies. This could undermine women's rights & reverse 10 years of consensus on tackling violence against women and girls in a joined-up way

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Replying to @SBSisters: We are alarmed at the Govt’s decision to fragment its approach to gender-based violence (GBV), by creating 2 separate strate…

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We are really pleased to announce that during #Lockdown3 we will be able to continue to raise awareness of domestic abuse in the @Jackpotjoy sponsorship space of ITV's 'Loose Women' that has been made available to us. Thank you to all at @gamesys for your ongoing support.

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Quoted @FarahNazeer

Thrilled to be joining the brilliant team at @womensaid as CEO in March, and working with members and stakeholders to end domestic abuse.

We're looking forward to working with you, @FarahNazeer, and for you to meet our members, survivors and valued supporters as we head into our 47th year ♥️

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Join us online on the 27th & 28th Jan for our accessible & affordable winter conference.

It's chaired by @SholaMos1, and will include brilliant speakers, such as, @OfficialMelB, @AmaAfrifaTchie, @jennyintheworld, @Shigufta1 & @herahussain.

Book now ⬇️

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Farah will take up the position in March, moving on from her current role at ActionAid.

With her, she brings 20 years of director-level experience and a wealth of experience working to support women and girls.

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Quoted @centreWJ

As a society we must stop normalising strangulation & we welcome the Lord Chancellor’s announcement of a new stand alone offence. We are delighted that our proposed amendment to the #DABill has been listened to

More here:

New offence of non-fatal strangulation welcomed ✔ Congratulations to @centreWJ & everyone who has campaigned on this important issue, including @AAFDA6 @Dontlookback198 @baronessnewlove @Wecantconsentto @HarrietHarman

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