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If you’re facing domestic abuse & cannot afford a lawyer, read this guide to build your own case. The “How To Build Your Own Domestic Violence Case Without A Lawyer” Guide includes tips and tricks for collecting and presenting evidence.
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HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE WITHOUT A LAWYER

From working with survivors of domestic abuse, we’ve realised that women can often not have access to legal aid/help because they are either very depressed, it’s too difficult for them to think their way around the legal jargon, they cannot physically approach a lawyer and increasingly, there is no legal aid or counsel is too expensive. Irrespective of whether someone wants to take legal action (criminal, divorce, child custody or asylum) – collecting and presenting evidence is critical.

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It doesn’t matter where you are based or what kind of abuse you’re facing – give this guide a chance. It will help you collect and present evidence in such a way that even if you do not want to pursue a legal case, it’ll be useful for your own record. The guide is under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license so if you are a professional or organisation who works with survivors, please use, remix & distribute this guide as you see fit but attributions to CHAYN for the original work will be most appreciated! The guides are also being translated into several languages at the moment.

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The guide has been written in such a way that it is useful to women of all backgrounds in most countries of the world. The guide is already being translated into Spanish, Portuguese and French by friends of CHAYN. We want to get the guide translated into other languages so if you’ve got time to volunteer – please do sign up!

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