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Domestic abuse charity to lose its funding

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SaddenedByThis Mon 22-Feb-21 23:09:13

Aibu to be really upset by this?

Sorry, I know it’s a Sun link but I came across this on Facebook and I’m appalled.

Women’s Aid boss Nicki Norman, said: 'We are at serious risk of losing our network of refuges run by women for women'.

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DaVinyl Tue 23-Feb-21 14:18:56

It's very sad.

Wanted to bump and also say that a petition has been set up to ask Brighton & Hove City Council (now that they have stopped funding the Women's refuge as it is not gender neutral) to:

1/ Fund RISE - Ensure RISE has dedicated and sufficient core funds to maintain vital telephone helplines and specialist client services.

2/ Bring our women's refuge home! - Keep services based on trust, local connections, and fundamental provision for the vulnerable.

It's on, search 'Rise up! Bring Our Women's Refuge Home' they are at 24000/25000 sigs so almost there. Note, Rise do have a separate LGBT provision too, but separate.

DaVinyl Thu 25-Feb-21 16:21:30

Just wanted to bump again as they have almost reached their signature target of 25,000.

It would be good if we could help them challenge Brighton & Hove Council and help support this irreplaceable charity.

SchadenfreudePersonified Thu 25-Feb-21 18:52:01

Have you a link for this petition *@SaddenedByThis
I can't seem to find one. Thanks

stumbledin Thu 25-Feb-21 19:10:48

There are at least two other existing threads on Rise. Might do better to post on there.

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