Abuse costs us all. But it shouldn't cost this much.
16 Days of Activism is an annual global campaign calling for an end to violence against women and girls. Running from the 25th of November (International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls) to the 10th of December (Human Rights Day), it is a key time period to campaign for better protection of survivors of domestic abuse.
This year, Women's Aid is highlighting that abuse costs us all but it shouldn’t cost this much.
Specialist domestic abuse services across the country are inefficiently funded, at a huge cost to the public purse, already strained public services, and to survivors of abuse. Government investment in specialist domestic abuse services, will bring savings of as much as £23 billion in public money every year, saving countless lives. For every pound invested in specialist women’s domestic abuse support services, we will see a saving to the public purse of at least £9. Survivors of abuse are also paying the price – unable to access specialist support when they need it – with specialist domestic abuse services struggling to stay open.
Here’s 3 easy ways you can get involved…
Register to become a Women’s Aid Campaign Champion and sign our open letter to the government
Share the link to the open letter and posts on your social media channels
Donate to Women’s Aid
We can #EndAbuseTogether. Read more about the campaign and sign the letter here.
When home isn't safe, we're here.
This winter, thousands of women and children will be trapped at home with an abuser. For most people, the festive period is a time for joy and making happy memories with family. For women experiencing domestic abuse, it’s about surviving.
Domestic abuse doesn’t take a break. When home isn’t safe, we’re here.
“Hopeless. Ashamed. Powerless. I didn’t tell anybody.”
This is how Yasmin felt when she was trapped in an abusive relationship for 9 years. Isolated and afraid, she didn’t tell anyone about the abuse until she turned to us. We gave her the courage to leave.
Our support meant Yasmin didn’t have to face abuse alone. With our help, they were able to start a new and happy life. But there are thousands more women like them who desperately need us.
Read about Yasmins’s story and show your support for survivors of abuse here.
Come Together To End Domestic Abuse
Ahead of our 50th anniversary, we have launched our 'Come Together to End Domestic Abuse' campaign. The campaign aims to show the difference we can make if we all step up together and do what we can to end abuse.
Right now, 1.7 million women are experiencing domestic abuse in England and Wales. This is 1.7 million women too many.
We want to be there for every woman who needs us. With your support, we can make this reality.
By fundraising for Women's Aid and donating a portion of your profits, you will help us to provide our lifesaving and life changing direct services.
Your money will help women like - Lauren - find safety:
“I chose live chat as I struggle to vocalise what I need to say about this. I justify him. I cry. I can't handle hearing myself say the words out loud yet. This way I got help without dissolving completely. It has given me a new approach and lots of support so I can keep planning my future.”
Support #TeamWomensAid, and let's #EndAbuseTogether.