International Women’s Day

(UN) From April to June last year, during the Covid-19 lockdown, more than a quarter of a million domestic abuse offences were recorded in England and Wales (ONS) – and those were just the ones that were recorded. The situation is bleak, the struggle is real. But there is hope. This International Women’s Day (8th […]


With social distancing and self-isolation in place, as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, many women and children will face increased risk of abuse and violence and will find accessing support even harder. In line with government advice and in response to this public health emergency, Advance and our partners across services have had to […]

Advance announces new appointments to its Board of Trustees

Advance, the sector-leading charity that supports women suffering from domestic abuse and those in the criminal justice system, has announced five new appointments to its Board of Trustees. Following a period of increased need and the result of COVID induced restrictions, Advance has faced the requirement for more of their expertise and services to help […]

London Women’s Services Alliance launched

After a successful collaboration over several years, the formal establishment and launch of the London Women’s Services Alliance (LWSA) is announced. LWSA is a collaboration of organisations that have joined forces to provide co-ordinated specialist services and improve outcomes for women and girls in contact with the criminal justice system, or at risk of such […]

BBC Politics London with Advance Charity

    Women and children suffering violence and abuse continue to face risks and barriers to access help. Advance are committed to our mission of saving and changing lives, by supporting women and girls who suffer domestic abuse to be safe and take control of their lives, and those involved in or at risk of […]

Inspiring British Women

Below are a few of the women (by no means all) who inspire us at Advance. Click on each picture to find out more about the individual woman.