Purpose

The purpose of Women’s Aid is to provide a quality based holistic service to women, children and young people affected by all forms of domestic and sexual violence; to educate, challenge and co-operate with external agencies and the wider community with a vision to eradicate domestic and sexual violence.

Core Aims

  • To provide safe temporary accommodation for women and their children, young people and vulnerable adult dependents who are, or have been, experiencing domestic, sexual or gender-based violence or abuse.
  • To provide and/or promote a range of support services such as, but not limited to, information, court support, training and advocacy to those experiencing or affected by domestic, sexual or gender-based violence or abuse and referral to relevant support agencies.
  • Advance education on violence against women and girls, including domestic, sexual and gender-based violence, trafficking and exploitation, and its effects, and to advocate for and relieve those in need by promoting its prevention and the protection of those affected.
  • Advance women, children and young peoples human rights and gender equality to relieve the suffering and distress caused by violence emanating from the violation, impairment or nullification of enjoyment of their human rights and fundamental freedoms.