'Get' Refusal

A 'Get' is the Jewish document of divorce. Some men refuse to give their wives a 'Get', which 'chains' them to the marriage even if they have been divorced in the civil courts. Read more

In the Jewish community

It takes on average 11.5 years before a Jewish woman experiencing domestic abuse seeks help. We need your help to change this. Read more

Ask Me

Jewish Women's Aid is very excited to be invited by Women's Aid to participate in the pioneering Change That Lasts programme, "Ask Me", to help communities become safe places for women and children who need help. Read more

Support for Orthodox Women

JWA offers specialist support to orthodox women and children affected by domestic violence and abuse Read more

What the Jewish religion says

Jewish law expressly forbids domestic violence and abuse, yet Jewish law is sometimes used and interpreted inappropriately making a wife think she has to put up with abusive behaviour. Read more

Message from our patron Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis is JWA's patron, and speaks out powerfully in support of Jewish Women's Aid for our IDEVAW (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) Campaign 2018. Read more