T-shirts of hurt mark domestic violence week

THIS week is the start of 10 Days of Action to end violence against women and on Tuesday 23rd November, Thurrock Women’s Aid held a visual display to remember the 100 women who are killed each year due to domestic abuse.

The clothes line project is a visual display of t-shirts with graphic messages and illustrations that have been designed by survivors of violence or by friends and families of survivors.

Domestic abuse accounts for between 16% and 25% of all recorded violent crime 2 and in any one year, there are 13 million separate of physical violence or threats of violence against women from partners or former partners 3.

Thurrock Women’s Aid is an independent charity and are full members of the Women’s Aid Federation of England. TWA are also a member of Refuge Essex, which is a group of Essex wide refuges. TWA have been active in Thurrock for over 25 years and during that time many hundreds of women and children have made the refuge their home and safe haven from violence and abuse, this does not include the hundreds of women who have received support in their own homes from our floating support/outreach service.

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