Women's Aid Federation of England (WAFE)


Working with and for women and children for a future free from violence

United Kingdom - https://www.womensaid.org.uk/

Women’s Aid is a grassroots federation providing life-saving services in England to end domestic abuse against women and children. Women's Aid has been at the forefront of shaping and coordinating responses to domestic violence and abuse through practice for over 45 years. The organization empowers survivors by keeping their voices at the heart of their work, working with and for women and children by listening to them and responding to their needs. Today, Women's Aid counts 168 members and their network also includes a further 64 organizations run by non-members.

The Kering Foundation provides unrestricted funding to cover the core activities of Women’s Aid. In 2020, COVID-related inquiries on the Women’s Aid Live Chat service increased by 41% from March to April. In order to support Women’s Aid to respond to increased demand of their services, the Foundation provided an additional grant of €35,000.

156,169 women and 187,403 children benefited from local community support (refuges, helplines, support groups, etc.) in 2018-2019.

11,489 women and 13,787 children sheltered.

"I would have lost it by now, too without this forum - especially in the early days. I think my ex is wondering why I haven't naively fallen for his games, or crumbled, or seem to be one step ahead of him. Little does he know, I have found amazing support and wisdom both here and at my local domestic violence support group!"

Survivor & Women's Aid beneficiary