Report launch: Benefits or barriers? Making social security work for survivors of violence and abuse across the UK’s four nations

Event Date: Wednesday 12th June 2019

The Macmillan Room, Portcullis House, 1 Parliament St, London SW1A 2JR, 5-6pm

Human RightsSocial SecurityViolence Against Women And Girls

Date: 12th June 2019

Time: 17:00-18:30

Location: The Macmillan Room, Portcullis House, 1 Parliament St, Westminster, London SW1A 2JR

Our social security system should provide a safety net enabling women to leave violent or abusive relationships and supporting them after they have left. But does this happen in practice?

The Women’s Budget Group, Surviving Economic Abuse and the End Violence Against Women Coalition are hosting an event to launch our new report supported by the University of Bristol and Strathclyde University.

The event will be chaired by Sarah Champion, MP for Rotherham and we will be joined by a range of speakers including representatives from Surviving Economic Abuse, the End Violence Against Women Coalition and women’s organisations in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England as well as the author of the report, Marilyn Howard.

We hope you will be able to join us, even for a short while to learn more about our report as well as hearing from front line organisations working in domestic abuse. You can also find out how this report will help to build on the work of the Commission on a Gender- Equal Economy