Leeds Women’s Aid (LWA) is an independent charity, formed in 1972, providing services to women and children affected by Domestic Violence & Abuse (DV & A). We provide a range of the very best services for vulnerable women and families who are victims and survivors of: domestic, sexual & honour based violence and abuse; forced marriage; trafficking; stalking and harassment.
Who we help
Any person can experience DV & A regardless of gender, race, ethnic or religious group, sexuality, class, ability, lifestyle or other identity.
DV & A can include physical, sexual and/or Honour Based Violence, as well as emotional, psychological, financial abuse, stalking, controlling and coercive behaviour and Forced Marriage. LWA supports women and children predominantly from Leeds and the Yorkshire and Humber region, but also often works with women from across the UK when safety issues arise.
In leading the LDVS contract, LWA also offers services to men and the trans community by training and leading services in supporting and reducing barriers to support for LGBT+ people.