Focus on violence against women
Violence against women is a major issue affecting women in England and Wales.
• 3,000,000 UK women affected by violence annually (Home Office, 2010)
• 1 in 4 experience domestic violence during their lives (British Crime Survey)
• 2 women each week killed as a result of domestic violence (British Crime Survey)
• 750,000 women over 16 have been raped at least once (British Crime Survey)
For us, addressing violence against women is a vital part of ensuring that women achieve equality.
Women affected by violence urgently need legal advice and information to understand and use their legal rights and remedies to find safety, justice and equality.
Find out more about violence against women in a film from the London Violence against Women and Girls Consortium here