SOS: Save Our Services

Women's Aid


The SOS campaign highlighted the plight of the national network of specialist domestic violence refuges, raising awareness of the funding crisis and the vital need for refuges - both amongst the public and within Government. SOS called for immediate action. The SOS petition collected almost 40,000 signatures and was handed into Downing St during a candle-lit vigil attended by 150 former refuge residents and workers from across the UK. As a direct result of SOS, the Government announced a £10 million fund for refuges on 25th November 2014. This saved some refuges from closure and increased bedspaces, therefore saving lives.

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