UK Violence and Abuse of Women in the Best of the Web UK Directory

UK Violence and Abuse of Women

Ashiana Network

London based organisation which provides refuge accommodation and support to women in the Asian, Turkish and Iranian communities who are facing violence or abuse.

Black Association of Women Step Out

Providing specialist holistic services to black and minority ethnic women and children, who are, or are about to be made homeless through a threat of domestic abuse, suffering or fleeing domestic abuse in Wales.

Cedar (Catholics Experiencing Domestic Abuse Resources)

Offers a range of pastoral resources on issues around domestic abuse for the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

Centre 56 Ltd

Situated in Liverpool, offers a 19 bedroom refuge for women and children fleeing domestic violence.

The Child and Women Abuse Studies Unit

Explores how the public, media, government and agencies respond to domestic abuse.

Co-ordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse (CAADA)

A national charity supporting a strong multi-agency response to domestic abuse. Includes a library of resources for professionals working in the field, details of training, information about Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARACs), and links.

Domestic Violence Intervention Project

Offering support and advice to women and children who experience domestic violence, as well as help for men who wish to deal with anger or violence issues. Based in Hammersmith, London.

End Violence Against Women

Coalition which campaigns against all kinds of violence against women, including rape, domestic violence, forced marriage and trafficking. Includes facts and downloadable reports.

Hidden Hurt

Resource for domestic abuse information, offers classification of abuse, abuser and victim, resources, and related articles.

IRIS - Identification and Referral to Improve Safety

A general practice-based domestic violence and abuse training support and referral programme that has been evaluated in a randomised controlled trial. Core areas of the programme are training and education, clinical enquiry, care pathways and an enhanced referral pathway to specialist domestic violence services.

Justice for Women

Campaigns on behalf of women who have fought back against violent or abusive partners.

National Domestic Violence Helpline

Promotes this 24 hour emergency helpline for women facing domestic violence.

Northern Ireland Women's Aid

Provides a safe place to stay in refuges or outreach support for those remaining at home. Children’s physical and emotional needs are met through many types of support from specialist play to group work.

The Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Centre (NI)

A crisis service offering support, counselling, and helplines for people who have experienced rape or sexual abuse; also campaigns to ensure that violence against women is recognised as a human rights violation.

Rape Crisis (England and Wales)

Coordinates the national network of Rape Crisis Centres and their services for women and girls who have experienced sexual violence - whether as adults or children. Includes information resources, helpline information, and a list of local centres.

Rape Crisis Scotland

Provides a national rape crisis helpline for anyone affected by sexual violence; includes online resources and details of their information leaflets, a list of local centres, and a guide to their campaigning work.

Reclaim the Night

Organises annual Reclaim the Night marches each winter across the UK to highlight the campaign against rape and violence towards women. Includes photographs, reports and information on how to join in.

Refuge

Provides a 24 hour helpline and a network of safe houses for emergency accommodation for women and children experiencing domestic violence.

Scottish Women's Aid

Provides refuge, public contact points for both telephone calls and visits and work with women and children who have left the abuser.

The Sharan Project

Charity working within local communities to provide support to women particularly from a South Asian background who have been disowned/left home. https://www.facebook.com/TheSharanProject Sharan_Project

Southall Black Sisters

Established to meet the needs of black (Asian and African-Caribbean) women and children suffering domestic violence.

Welsh Women's Aid

Details this support line for women, children and men suffering from domestic abuse in Wales.

White Ribbon Campaign

UK branch of the global campaign by men against male violence towards women. Includes information on events, how to make a pledge and other ways to support the campaign's work.

Women’s Aid UK

National charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. Includes links to resources and support centres.

The Women’s Support Project

A Scottish charity working to raise awareness of the extent and effects of violence against women and children, and to support those affected by violence. Includes a directory of resources, with news, contacts, and details of training, events, and activism.

The Zero Tolerance Charitable Trust

An organisation promoting innovative policy and practice to tackle the root causes of male violence against women and children.

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