A safe, just and equal world for women

Advance response to the autumn statement

Advance response to the autumn statement

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2 in 5 women supported by Advance in the last year have experienced financial difficulties and poverty. The cost-of-living crisis has exacerbated stress and anxiety around managing money for many of the women we support, and we’ve seen increases in requests for foodbank vouchers and the number of clients arriving for appointments hungry. It is […]

Advance statement on the King’s Speech

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The new Sentencing Bill must ensure that fully funded specialist support is in place for women who are given community-based sentences of less than 12 months to empower them to break the cycle of reoffending. We know from our experience of supporting women in contact with the criminal justice system, who are often sent to […]

Advance responds to the consent issues raised by Russell Brand allegations

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It’s vital that we listen to young women like ‘Alice’ (who says she was in an abusive relationship with Russell Brand when she was a 16-year-old schoolgirl and he was 30) about how they’ve been failed by adults and systems, so that we can ensure they’re equipped to enjoy safe and healthy relationships. We know […]

Advance launches new domestic abuse and sexual health service

Domestic abuse charity Advance is working with IRISi and London’s Violence Reduction Unit to launch a new service at the Sexual Health Clinic at St Mary’s Hospital Paddington, part of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. The Advance team will be leading the delivery of ADViSE (Assessing for Domestic Violence and Abuse in Sexual Health Environments) […]