Domestic Violence & Abuse

Domestic violence & abuse affects 1 in 4 women during their lifetimes. JWA supports women and children affected by it, with short-term and long-term support. Our range of domestic abuse services includes immediate practical and emotional support, counselling, children's therapy and support groups. 

Sexual Violence: The Dina Service

1 in 5 women are victims of sexual violence in the UK. We support Jewish women aged 16+ who are survivors of sexual violence, both current and historical. This project is staffed by specialist sexual violence workers, and is the first of its kind in the U.K.

Sexual Harassment at Work

JWA has been invited by the Jewish community to support Jewish organisations with training and policy development dealing with sexual harassment at work. Jewish organisations wishing to find out more can contact our project coordinator directly.

Education in schools

JWA delivers a Healthy Relationships education programme in Jewish schools in the UK, as part of our prevention work for relationship abuse and sexual violence. Working with 11-18s, the programme helps young people distinguish healthy from unhealthy relationships, working to empower young Jewish people to prevent abusive relationships before they start, and also helps young people understand the importance of consent in their relationships.

Safer Dating programme

Young people aged 16-25 are most at risk of experiencing abuse within their relationships. Healthy Relationships sessions provide a safe space to explore the issues faced by this age group, and are delivered in a variety of different settings including 6th forms, University JSocs and youth movements.

Professionals' Training

It is vital that Rabbis, educators and community carers learn about domestic and sexual violence, so that communities are equipped to recognises the signs and give appropriate support. JWA runs trainings 3 times a year at head office, and offers bespoke trainings for synagogues, kindergartens and schools.

Ask Me project

JWA is proud to have been appointed by Women's Aid to deliver the inspirational Ask Me project, for training and developing Ask Me ambassadors in the Jewish community. This project is designed to build up a team of ambassadors so that synagogues are safe places for women to disclose and seek help. Email us if you are interested in becoming an Ask Me ambassador.