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.
If you’re an organisation or professional working with women facing domestic abuse and can benefit from the guide, please do use it. We want this to help as many women as possible. We would really appreciate if you let us know by filling this form.
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!