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About Rights of Women

Rights of Women is a women’s voluntary organisation committed to informing, educating and empowering women concerning their legal rights.

* Advice

Founded in 1975, we offer free confidential legal advice to women on our advice line. We offer specialist advice in family law, divorce and relationship breakdown, children and contact issues, domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, discrimination and lesbian parenting. We empower women to access their legal rights.

* Training

We also provide training for organisations on essential issues concerning women’s rights. Our general courses are open to all women, and we can provide customised training on request. We train women’s organisations, voluntary organisations, lawyers, social workers, employers, trade union representatives, legal advisors and others. Through training we enable individuals and agencies to ensure that they are protecting women’s rights effectively.

* Policy

Rights of Women provide guidance for policy makers, and work to put women’s rights on the public policy agenda. We seek to influence policy by undertaking original research, preparing responses to policy documents from Government and other sources, organising conferences on women’s rights, and holding public meetings. We want women’s voices heard at every stage of public policy formulation.

* Publications

We provide education on women’s rights through several publications. These include our handbooks, information sheets on key issues of family law, and publications on key issues relating to women and the law.

PDF For more information about our recent work, download our most recent Annual Report here and our most recent newsletter here.