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Devolution and women’s disadvantage: Tackling women and girl’s multiple disadvantage at a regional level

Launch of policy briefing: This briefing builds on the findings of Breaking Down The Barriers: The Final Report of The Commission Into Women’s Domestic And Sexual Violence And Multiple Disadvantage. This report identified the need for gender and trauma-informed responses that understand the interconnected experiences women face when seeking help for violence and abuse, mental ill health, substance use, homelessness and motherhood. Following this publication, Agenda and AVA worked with Greater Manchester Combined Authority officials, women’s sector organisations and women with lived experience in Greater Manchester (GM) to understand how the Commission’s recommendations could be achieved across the region. This work has informed the recommendations for change at the regional level set out in this briefing. This work has been funded by the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England & Wales.

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Are you passionate about eradicating violence against women and girls? AVA (Against Violence and Abuse) is a leading UK charity committed to ending gender based violence and abuse. We work with survivors to champion evidence based change. We have particular expertise around multiple disadvantage and children and young people. Our groundbreaking work includes “Complicated Matters”, the Commission report “Breaking Down the Barriers” and the online resource “Ask AVA”. All of our projects involve meaningful roles for women with lived experience. Our portfolio of activities encompasses groundbreaking project and research work, face to face and online learning and survivor focussed consulting and evaluation work. We take a trauma and gender informed approach to all of our work. 

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