Take Action for #IWD2018: Support Legal Advice Services for Women
This International Women’s Day, please support Rights of Women’s critical legal advice line which offers advice and support to women that need to know their rights and what options are available to protect themselves and their families from violence and abuse.
Please support our crowdfunding campaign on CrowdJustice here.
We work to achieve equality, justice and safety in the law for all women. One of the most critical services we offer is free, confidential legal advice provided by specialist women solicitors and barristers.
Our family law advice line is particularly important in providing impartial, independent advice to women that are in coercive relationships and under threat of abuse, violence and intimidation.
“Your service has begun to turn my life around. After 5 years in the court systems with poor legal support, I have now taken control and your advice was instrumental in safeguarding my five year old who was exposed to violence and abuse during contact with her father. I would not be here without you and cannot thank you enough.”
One of the most powerful ways to break the cycle of violence and oppression for women in coercive relationships is to make sure they are aware of their rights and the legal protections available to them.
How much we are raising and why
Our family law advice lines are staffed by our dedicated team of 2 women Legal Officers and 40 volunteer legal advisers, all of whom are qualified solicitors or barristers with a specialism in this area of law.
But like many women’s services we’re under intense financial pressure.
Our volunteers give their time up for free to offer advice to women in need and we’re raising funds to help continue to manage this high-quality and unique legal advice service. We want to ensure that when women take the often brave and risky step of calling for advice they can get through to someone quickly.
Your contribution, however big or small, will make all the difference and please do share this page on Facebook and Twitter to get other people to take action too.
Thank you for your support!