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Advance statement on domestic abuse homicides

Advance statement on domestic abuse homicides

Two policemen in fluorescent uniform jackets pictured from behind walking down a street at night.

This week alone, we have heard the story of Kulsuma Akter who, while pushing her baby in a buggy, was killed by a man already known to both police and magistrates due to being on bail for assault and threats to kill her. We also heard the story of Holly Bramley, who was killed by […]

Shadow Cabinet visit Advance to talk about the ‘silent plague that ruins lives’

Four women sit on armchairs and a sofa facing and talking to each other, with a coffee table in front of them.

During their tour of Advance’s West London Women’s Centre, the Shadow Cabinet members outlined the key recommendations of The Charging Commission, set up with the core purpose of delivering justice for victims, with a particular focus on victims of domestic abuse, rape and sexual assault. Yvette and Emily met frontline staff and talked to women […]

MP Andy Slaughter visits Advance’s West London Women’s Centre

four people standing together smiling. Three women and one man. The man is MP Andy Slaughter.

The visit to the Hammersmith Centre was an opportunity for Advance to promote its Whole Justice Approach, which aims to improve outcomes for domestic abuse survivors by working jointly with the police, Crown Prosecution Service, courts and prison services. This approach has seen impressive results in the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, where it’s been […]

Advance Women’s Centres use grant to host wellbeing events

Fidelity is an independent grant-making foundation that provides funds to non-profit organisations in the UK to help them fulfil their mission. Motivational talks The events began with two sessions in Essex and Hertfordshire, which focused on equipping women with tools to improve and protect their wellbeing. Service Manager Shannon said: “Leanne came and gave us […]

Police and Crime Commissioner visits Advance Hampshire team for International Women’s Day Event

They collaborated with local, female-owned businesses, including The Pastry Corner, Creatful, Q Wellness and Beam Wellbeing. The event hosted a number wellbeing boosting activities, including guided meditation, aromatherapy and movement, and creativity sessions. PCC Donna Jones said: Charlotte Ferguson, Advance service manager for Hampshire, said: Lied M, Advance Hampshire Co-ordinator, said: Nancy Fellows from Creatful […]

Advance responds to Spring Budget

One in four women will experience domestic abuse or sexual abuse in their lifetimes. Around 90 women will lose their lives every year at the hands of men, and yet more through suicide as a result of domestic abuse. 7 in 10 women supported by Advance’s criminal justice services have experienced domestic abuse. In the […]

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