Our Herstory

Austerity and poor commissioning has impacted significantly on the funding available to EVAWG services across the UK, inconsistent funding has led to an inconsistency of services, this is commonly referred to as a postcode lottery. We believe that all victims of abuse should have free access to quality support, no matter where they live.

Women and Girls continue to be passed around services. Abuse can and often does impact on every aspect of someone’s life, as experienced practitioners we know that the best interventions understand and respond to individuals holistic needs and provide support when it Is needed to reduce risk from escalating.

We are determined to influence and change the environment and develop innovative business models that not only increase the sectors autonomy and sustainability but provide high quality interventions that really make a difference to individuals lives.

In 2017 Five national and regional EVAWG charities came together, worked in partnership and identified the resources to drive the ambition forward. 

Our ambition is the same as it was 25 years ago, our priority is to ensure Women and Girls are safe, supported and enabled to recover from abuse, exploitation and/or violence. 

The centre was named after Emily Wilding Davison, the decision to do so was based on Emily’s philosophy of ‘deeds not words’.  More than ever ACTION is required to champion the rights of Women and Girls who experience discrimination, oppression and violation as a result of their gender. We also understand the intersectional nature of discrimination and prioritise the development of services for Women and Girls who are further marginalised by gender, sexuality, race, class and disability.

A World Where Every Woman & Girls Right to Equality & Freedom from Abuse is Unquestioned. 

Well-behaved women seldom make history