The 16 Days of Activism runs annually from 25th November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls) to 10th December (Human Rights Day) As part of the campaign, we called on men to “Stand Up and Speak Out” on violence against women and girls. Thank you to all the men who showed their support and helped raise awareness that domestic […]

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence runs from 25th November-10th December. For each of the 16 days, we invite you to follow us as we address the most frequently asked question about domestic violence, “Why doesn’t she just leave?” Together, we can challenge the common attitudes and misconceptions around domestic violence. Please […]

This joint working protocol has been developed by Women’s Aid Federation Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive (Homelessness Policy Department). Both parties recognise, in order to ensure that effective, quality services are available for those experiencing domestic and/or sexual violence and abuse in our society, a commitment to a shared process across all […]

A lot of people think domestic violence is about younger women or women with children. Our recent project with older women highlights that just as many older women are affected and have suffered long term abuse in the home and often face more barriers in their help seeking process. Many older women think they are too […]

Voluntary work is a fundamental part of the organisation’s practice. From voluntary committees to practical help with the establishment of services, the range of voluntary worker involvement has been extensive since the inception of Women’s Aid.   BLWA volunteers work alongside paid staff, their contribution adds value to and enhances our existing services. Each year […]

Yesterday, 25th November, Monica McWilliams visited Belfast and Lisburn Women’s Aid to lead a staff discussion session on gender violence. The academic and former Human Rights Commissioner highlighted instances of violence and discrimination against women in conflicts around the world, including Northern Ireland. Speaking about the event, Monica reported: “Women’s Aid are so close to […]

In 2015, Belfast and Lisburn Women’s Aid celebrated 40 years of supporting women and children affected by domestic violence. Please see below timeline showing the progress made by Women’s Aid throughout Northern Ireland over the years.             womens-aid-timeline-banner

This DVD was developed by Belfast Domestic Violence Partnership to support victims of domestic violence through the justice system and has been uploaded to YouTube for easy access.   Part 1 Part 2

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