#ChooseToChallenge domestic abuse by donating to our fundraiser
On International Women’s Day we launched a Crowd Justice fundraiser to raise money to help women secure safety from domestic abuse during the pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made women increasingly vulnerable to violence and abuse as perpetrators can close the curtains on potential onlookers in the outside world and shut the door on life-saving support for their victims.
We have heard from many women experiencing domestic abuse whose abusers have taken advantage of social-distancing measures so the abuse can go unnoticed and the abuser can evade justice. For many of these women, our services are a lifeline.
“I feel confident now that I can survive and be safe with my children, and I am so, so happy!”RoW service-user
It is estimated that at least 40% of all women survivors will need legal advice, and we are the only frontline women’s legal rights charity in England and Wales who can offer them this support.
It is not surprising, therefore, that we saw a 200% surge for online support at the start of the pandemic and a constant increase for our helplines since the first lockdown.
Domestic abuse is an epidemic in England and Wales, and the pandemic has enabled it to reach tipping point. Now, more than ever, we need your support to help meet the demand for our services and provide a lifeline for survivors.
Please make a donation (any amount helps!) and share our fundraising page with friends and family via social media, WhatsApp and email: https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/rights-of-women/
We have been overwhelmed by the support we’ve received since launching our fundraiser. On behalf of the women this will help: thank you, please keep giving and sharing, it all makes a difference.