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When is a kiss not a kiss?

21 December 2016
Vayishlach: when is a kiss not a kiss? by Lee Wax, Jewish Women's Aid*   Lovemaking that is also not lovemaking Vayar otah…vayikach otah vayishkav otah vaye’aneiha saw her, took her, raped her and humiliated her Dinah, a young woman, who has gone out to see other women, is raped by Shechem. The language used matches the act: brutal, terse,...
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JWA is recruiting!

16 December 2016
Jewish Women’s Aid is actively recruiting for: Volunteer Counsellors for our counselling service in Redbridge and North-West London and Volunteer Complementary Therapists in North-West London   Jewish Women’s Aid provides free support to Jewish women who are affected by domestic violence. We are looking for qualified counsellors (diploma level)...
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09 December 2016
THE FEMICIDE CENSUS: Redefining an isolated incident Published by Women's Aid & Nia   'Recently, there was an online news article about a man who killed his estranged wife, and then committed suicide. We learned what age he was, what his job had been, and how he was a "kind, honest, hardworking man who loved his family". We didn't learn about her - the...
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Press release – Sandy Rashty runner-up for prestigious award!

09 December 2016
Journalist Sandy Rashty has been awarded runner-up for the UK's first ever EVAW 'Ending Violence Against Women & Girls' media awards.  Sandy's excellent JC article on Jewish Women's Aid and ending violence against women in the Jewish community earned her the runner-up in the New Journalist category. We are really thrilled for Sandy, who is a steadfast...
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JWA Annual Lunch 2016

24 May 2016
The JWA Annual Luncheon 2016 was held at the Montcalm Hotel. It was a wonderful event, as always, and did a lot to raise awareness about domestic violence and abuse in the Jewish community. Around 250 charitable women attended, and raised a substantial amount of money which goes directly to our core services. Our guest speaker was Luciana Berger MP, who spoke...
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Moving on

18 May 2016
We recently moved to a new head office. It was a pretty seamless move, as they go: well organised, good-humoured, with an excellent removals consultant and very obliging removal men. We spent many days packing and archiving, so that by the time we left we had seriously downsized our files and thrown out a huge amount of the "just in case" things we had kept for...
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Training Courses for Professionals

04 April 2016
    Jewish Women’s Aid is pleased to announce our Spring 2016 courses for Jewish professionals working with Jewish women and their families. Whether you work in a school, a synagogue or another communal setting, you will be encountering Jewish women affected by domestic abuse. The problem is, it may not be obvious.  Domestic abuse is not just...
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AGM 2016

22 February 2016
On Monday 22 February 2016, JWA's annual general meeting took place. The AGM allowed JWA to show results over a 16 month period, as the Charity's year end changed to close on 31 July 2015. The 2014-15 annual review was distributed to all that attended and is available for download here. Her Honour Judge Dawn Freedman, trustee of JWA since 2009, was the guest...
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Tea and Consent

23 December 2015
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Exciting new initiative: McKenzie Friends

09 July 2015
We're really pleased to announce that Jewish Women's Aid can now offer a new way of supporting our clients: McKenzie Friends. McKenzie Friends are 'buddies' who are allowed into court to support a person representing themselves. The McKenzie Friend has a very prescribed role in court: they can't talk aloud, they can't represent the client legally, they can't address...
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