Devolution and women’s disadvantage: Tackling women and girl’s multiple disadvantage at a regional level
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.
The Government has the opportunity to make the Domestic Abuse Bill truly transformational and to enshrine protection for all survivors, regardless of their immigration status. These powerful testimonies illustrate the multiple barriers migrant women face when escaping violence and the urgency to ensure migrant women are protected from domestic abuse.
This document was created by Step Up Migrant Women UK, Latin American Women's Right Service, Southall Black Sisters, The Angelou Centre, Latin American Women's Aid, Hillingdon Women's Aid and Middle Eastern Women and Society Organisation.