A Call for a Violence Against Women & Girls Strategy in Northern Ireland
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Northern Ireland, unlike every other part of the United Kingdom, is the only region that does not have a specific strategy to help bring an end to violence against women & girls.
This means in Northern Ireland, women & girls are being let down by the lack of a strategy to tackle gender-based violence, simply because of their postcode. In England, Scotland & Wales, these specific strategies mean that there is a meaningful focus from regional governments on the need to stop gender-based violence against women & girls in their nations.
In the year 2019/2020, Women’s Aid NI supported 561 women and 316 children in our refuges. In our community outreach support, we supported 5,536 women and 5,143 children who have experienced domestic abuse right across Northern Ireland. In this same year, the PSNI attended a domestic abuse incident every 17 minutes.
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