Women’s Aid is celebrating 40 years of lifesaving work, helping abused women and children who are living with domestic violence.
The National Women’s Aid Federation was set up in 1974, the first national domestic violence organisation bringing together nearly 40 refuge services across the country. For the first time there was a national body to co-ordinate the campaign for new laws and policies and to improve support for women and children experiencing domestic violence.
This exhibition features a small selection of the many thousands of people involved in the last 40 years of Women’s Aid’s history, development and achievements. We would like to thank everyone who has played a part in the Women’s Aid national network from 1974 to the current day: national office staff past and present; academics we have worked with; MPs who have supported us; professionals who have advised us; our Patrons and Ambassadors who have helped raise awareness of domestic violence and of course every single person who works in direct services around the country to support abused women and children – in refuges, on helplines and in outreach services.
This exhibition has been possible thanks to the generosity of portrait photographer, Tim Jones, who has given his time pro-bono to this project.