Older women and domestic abuse As we begin to emerge from Covid-19 restrictions and lockdowns, the team here at Belfast & Lisburn Women’s Aid want to assure women of all ages that we are here to support them in the way that suits them best and that they are most comfortable with. We know that […]

Now that we’re well into May, we thought it was about time we gave an update about our #10KbyMay campaign. If you’re not aware, the campaign was launched by us back in January, with the aim to raise awareness of the impact of domestic abuse on women and children in Northern Ireland, as well as […]

This year’s International Women’s Day looks quite different from last year’s, doesn’t it! Remember how carefree and not-socially-distanced we were able to be? To say that it’s been an incredibly difficult year for most would be an understatement, and we could go into detail, but by now we’ve all heard the words ‘unprecedented’ and ‘new […]

What is 10K by May? 10K by May is an awareness and fundraising campaign led by the team from Belfast and Lisburn Women’s Aid. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of the impact of domestic abuse on women and their children, as well as to raise awareness of what we do here […]

Last year, we supported 72 women ages 60 and over. MANY MORE are suffering in silence. Media reports have highlighted a surge in domestic abuse incidents on women and children but many older women are also at significant risk, with lockdown restrictions exacerbating this. There are many barriers to older women seeking help. We know […]

We are delighted to launch a NEW web chat service for women suffering domestic and sexual abuse. ~ UPDATE 8th January 2021 ~ The Web Chat service is now available 9am until 4pm Monday to Friday, with a break daily between 1pm and 2pm. The Web Chat will allow women to access immediate support and […]

The current lockdown is a challenging time of many of us. For children and young people, it can be particularly daunting. Which is why our expert Children & Young Person Workers have compiled this information and resource page we hope mums, children and young people find useful.   Children Under 5s (and mums!)  Mums, Covid […]

We are launching our poster campaign to reach women who are who are stuck inside their homes and experiencing domestic abuse, including physical, sexual, financial and emotional abuse.   If you own or work in a shop that is still open, help us reach women by placing one of our posters in the shop window. […]

Women’s Aid welcome the introduction of the Domestic Abuse and Family Proceedings Bill in Northern Ireland which received its first reading in the Northern Ireland Assembly on Tuesday 31st March.  Women’s Aid have been campaigning for legislation in relation to coercive and controlling behaviour for many years to bring NI into line with the rest […]

Belfast & Lisburn Women’s Aid delivers the IRIS programme (Identification and Referral to Improve Safety), which is being piloted in East Belfast and the Newry and Mourne areas. IRIS it is a general practice-based domestic violence and abuse (DVA) training, support and referral programme. IRIS ensures that primary care practitioners can respond effectively to domestic […]

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