考文垂黑文婦女援助會50周年:"還有很多事情要做

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考文垂黑文婦女援助會50周年:"還有很多事情要做

"這是一個令人難以置信的成就,"來自考文垂港的傑米-理查茲說,現在是當地的婦女援助中心。"但是,我們在50年後仍然不得不在這裡,這是一種恥辱。"

理查茲女士說,該項目通過工作人員和志願者,支持那些希望離開暴力或控制關係的人。

"她說:"你感到非常孤獨,認為你是唯一一個發生這種情況的人。"這只是非常可怕和孤獨。

"無論是打電話還是與人交談,要做到這一點真的很難,這是一個巨大的步驟。

在回顧50年的支持工作時,她說自1970年代以來已經取得了進展,但 "仍有許多工作要做,以使虐待者承擔責任"。

婦女援助組織估計,在2020-21年,英格蘭有近11,000名婦女進入避難所,有超過124,000名婦女接受社區支持。

發言者包括尼克-加扎德,自從他的女兒霍莉被她的前伴侶殺害後,他一直在開展反對家庭虐待的活動。他開發了一款名為Hollie Guard的應用程序,當受害者受到虐待時,可以啟動該程序提醒聯繫人。


"It's an incredible achievement," said Jamie Richards from Coventry Haven, now the local Women's Aid centre. "But it's a shame that we still have to be here after 50 years."

Ms Richards said the project, via staff and volunteers, supported those looking to leave a violent or controlling relationship.

"You feel very alone thinking you're the only one it's happening to," she said. "It's just very scary and lonely.

"Whether it's a call or you talk to somebody, it's really, really hard to do that - it's a massive step."

Reflecting on 50 years of support, she said there had been progress since the 1970s but there was "still a lot of work to do to make abusers accountable".

Women's Aid estimated that in 2020-21, almost 11,000 women accessed a refuge in England and more than 124,000 received community support.

Speakers included Nick Gazzard, who has campaigned against domestic abuse since the murder of his daughter, Hollie, by her former partner. He developed an app, Hollie Guard, which can be activated to alert contacts when a victim is being abused.

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