Women's Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women & children.
Joined on 16 February, 2009
📨 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 📨
📢 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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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 ♥️
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
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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