Domestic violence victims’ access to legal aid ‘unlawfully restricted’


Rights campaigners claim mandatory evidence requirements block 40% of women affected by violence from getting legal aid

Source: www.theguardian.com

Legal aid is a lifeline for victims of abuse, enabling them to escape from abusive relationships, protect their children, and manage their financial situations. Access to justice is vital in these cases – the statistics are stark; two women are killed each week by a current or former partner and 500 recent victims of domestic violence commit suicide every year.

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