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Archive for February, 2019

Important statement by CEO Naomi Dickson on funding announcement by Mayor of London

27 February 2019
Today, the Mayor’s Office of Policing and Crime Prevention announced £15m funding for domestic violence support services in London, following reports that domestic violence has risen dramatically. Violence against women and girls is incredibly widespread, and more so than people realise in our community.  We welcome the Mayor’s renewed commitment to...
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Have you heard about the frog that boiled?

27 February 2019
Joanne had been married for twelve years, and had got used to her husband’s constant put-downs. He had started, years ago, by calling her stupid, ugly and worthless. Now, after two children and multiple daily insults, she believed him. She felt that she couldn’t do anything without his approval, and that she was unable to hold down a job. Her self-esteem was...
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Statement from JWA’s CEO Naomi Dickson on the draft Domestic Violence bill

05 February 2019
JEWISH WOMEN'S AID welcomes the draft Domestic Abuse Bill and are pleased that in the current political climate, the government are prioritising domestic abuse and the safety of women. We are glad that economic abuse is named as an abusive behaviour and are very pleased that the government is recruiting for a Commissioner to support their response to domestic abuse...
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