Rights of Women works to attain justice and equality by informing, educating and empowering women on their legal rights. Read more ...
New advice service for women in London. On 3 June 2013 we will launch a new dedicated advice line for women and their advisors in London. Go to Advice Line for more information or download a poster here.
Please note our other advice line times are changing. From 3 June 2013 our advice line times are subject to change. Go to Advice Line for more information or download a poster here.
URGENT ACTION! The Government is proposing further devastating cuts to the legal aid scheme including a 12 month residence test. Use our template consultation response to let them know how this will impact on women.
On 1 April 2013 important new rules in relation to family law legal aid will be introduced.
Guidance for individual women can be found here.
Guidance for women’s organisations and refuges can be found here
Rights of Women, Women's Aid and Welsh Women's Aid are very concerned that these changes will mean that many women affected by violence will not be able to access legal advice and representation to resolve family law matters. In order to monitor the impact of the changes we have developed a survey for women to complete. Please complete the survey here. We will be feeding back this information to the Ministry of Justice.
Read our latest Annual Report here
- NEWS: Read our latest newsletter here.
Training and events:
- We are now taking bookings for our 2012 training courses. To find out more and to book your place, click here
Policy and campaigning:
New publication! We are very pleased to announce the publication of The Havens Your body, your rights, your life, a young person’s guide to sexual violence and the law which we wrote in collaboration with them. Download your copy here.
- Rights of Women is pleased to be part of the Still Human Still Here campaign which aims to highlight the plight of destitute asylum seekers in the UK. For more information about the campaign see Still Human Still Here.
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Contact us at:
Rights of Women,
52-54 Featherstone Street,
London, EC1Y 8RT.
General and Family Law Advice Line: 020 7251 6577
(Open Mondays 11am-1pm, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 2–4pm and 7-9pm, Thursdays 7-9pm, and Fridays 12noon–2pm)
Criminal Law and Sexual Violence legal advice line: 020 7251 8887
(Open Tuesdays 11am-1pm and Thursdays 2-4pm)
Immigration and Asylum Legal advice line: 020 7490 7689
(Open Mondays 2-4pm and Wednesdays 11am-1pm)
Administration: 020 7251 6575
Fax: 020 7490 5377
Please note - we are a telephone-only helpline and are unfortunately unable to respond to email enquiries regarding legal advice.
Textphone: 020 7490 2562.