Women’s Aid is the lead voluntary organisation in Northern Ireland addressing domestic and sexual violence and providing services for women and children.

The Women’s Aid movement in Northern Ireland began in 1975 and is made up of nine local Women’s Aid groups and Women’s Aid Federation Northern Ireland.

Each Women’s Aid group offers a range of specialist services to women, children and young people who have experienced domestic violence. They are all members of Women’s Aid Federation Northern Ireland.

Our vision for the 21st century is the elimination of domestic violence.


Women’s Aid exists to challenge attitudes and beliefs which perpetuate domestic violence. We seek through our work to promote healthy and non abusive relationships.


Women’s Aid Federation Northern Ireland strives to welcome and support all women, children and young people, including those with disabilities and those without, women from minority communities, different cultures, races, languages and sexual orientations and from a wide age range.

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