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* News:
  • On Friday 19 September the High Court will hear Rights of Women’s legal challenge against the domestic violence gateways for family law legal aid. Join us at a demonstration outside the Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand, London WC2A 2LL at 9.30am to help us raise awareness of the impact the legal aid cuts are having on women affected by violence. Bring banners, whistles, colleagues and friends!

    If you can’t come, follow #ibelieveyou and #iamforjustice on Twitter on the day. You can take your own jelfie in support of the campaign. Print out the sign here and take a selfie or a team photo and upload it to Twitter to join the campaign.

    You can find more information about the case here and our most recent research on the impact of the legal aid cuts on women affected by domestic violence here.

  • Join our team! We are currently recruiting a new Senior Legal Officer to lead our immigration and asylum law services and a Services and Administration Officer and a Finance Officer to support the organisation and its projects. Click here for more information and to download an application pack.

  • Family Law Reform Various changes to family law were introduced on 22nd April 2014. Click here for a summary of some of the changes.

  • Join us! As we approach our 40th anniversary in 2015, we are looking for new Trustees to help us shape the future direction of our vital work helping women through the law. Click here for more information.

  • Join our Women’s Migration and Asylum Network for professionals seeking information or advice on gender and migration issues - you can obtain advice, share information with other professionals and access free training events. Click here for further information on how to join.

  • PDF On 22 April 2014 changes will be introduced to the legal aid regulations relating to the domestic violence evidence criteria.
    For more information about these and eligibility for family law legal aid see our new legal guide here.

    We are continuing to monitor the impact of the legal aid regulations on women affected by violence. Please take our survey here to let us know your experience.

  • Evidencing domestic violence: a year on
    Our research with Women’s Aid and Welsh Women’s Aid shows that nearly half of women affected by violence do not have the required evidence to prove they have experienced domestic violence in order to be eligible for family law legal aid. Read our report here.

  • Our immigration and asylum legal advice line has changed. We are now operating a call back service to increase the numbers of women we advise. Please click here for full details of when and how to call.

  • PDF Read our latest Annual Report here

  • PDF NEWS: Read our latest newsletter here.
  • Specialist legal advice lines for women in London and across England and Wales. For further information about our dedicated advice lines for women and their advisors in London go to Advice Line or download a poster here. For details of our national advice lines go to Advice Line for more information, or download a poster here.

* Training and events:
  • We are now taking bookings for our 2014 training courses. To find out more and to book your place, click here
  • EU-logo daphne-III-project-logo Brunel-Gap-project
    Rights of Women is excited to be working with Brunel University and other partners delivering training on gender related violence and the law to those who work with young people. This is a project co-funded by European Union's Daphne III Programme. Please check our website for further details of the training courses, and see the Gap work project web site and flyer for further information.

* Publications:
  • 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.

* Policy and campaigning:
  • 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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* Advice line:

Free legal advice for women by women:
Free legal guides for women to download.

* Training:

For more information about our training for professionals on essential issues concerning women's rights click here. For in-house training for your organisation click here.

* Resources:

Buy our legal handbooks for women or download free legal information. Find information about our current policy and research projects and links to organisations which may be able to provide further information and advice.

* Join us:

How to become a member.

* Feedback:

We welcome your comments or questions.

* Frequently asked questions:

Answers about Rights of Women and legal advice generally.

* Jobs and volunteering:

Paid work and volunteer opportunities at Rights of Women.

* Site map:

A list of all the pages on this site.

Contact us at:

Rights of Women,
52-54 Featherstone Street,
London, EC1Y 8RT.
Administration: 020 7251 6575
Fax: 020 7490 5377
Email: info@row.org.uk

Please note - we are a telephone-only helpline and are unfortunately unable to respond to email enquiries regarding legal advice.

Textphone: 020 7490 2562.