The Women’s Aid movement in Northern Ireland is part of a worldwide movement which began in the United Kingdom in the early 1970s. Newry Women’s Aid formed in 1983 providing vital support to women in Newry and surrounding areas. In 2000 a purpose built refuge was built to support women and children whose lives have been affected by domestic abuse.
In 2013 Newry Women’s Aid became Women’s Aid Armagh & Down expanding their specialised support to women and their children across not only Newry, Mourne and Down but into Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon areas too. Women’s Aid Armagh & Down covers the largest geographical area of all Women’s Aid groups in Northern Ireland.
Women’s Aid Armagh & Down have almost 40 years experience providing specialised domestic abuse support to women, children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. Providing training and awareness raising sessions with external agencies and advocacy and campaigning for the rights of women and children who are affected by domestic abuse.
Recently we have rebranded our charity along with our sister Women’s Aids across Northern Ireland. For women, by women, with women!
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