Nearly two thousand women were turned away from London refuges last year.
Specialist refuge services don’t just offer a bed. They help women and their children to rebuild their lives, offering counselling, advocacy, legal advice, employment and skills advice, and moving on support. Many specialist services also support survivors and children impacted by sexual violence, forced marriage, FGM, sexual exploitation, trafficking and modern slavery.
Women's refuges urgently need increased funding and resources. Find out more here.
With your support, WE will:
- Lobby the government to give every survivor a legal right to accommodation.
- Map the needs and services across London, and fund the gaps.
- Increase provision for women with no recourse to funds.
- Ensure half of new refuges are for BAME women and all new refuges are fully wheelchair accessible.