Campaign Against Domestic Violence

The Campaign Against Domestic Violence (CADV) was founded in August 1991 as a broad organisation to fight for better resources to deal with domestic violence, to promote awareness of domestic violence, campaign for legal change and to raise domestic violence as a workplace issue. [ [ About the Campaign Against Domestic Violence] - retrieved 17/08/07]

The campaign was launched by members of the Militant Tendency as platform to fight against proposals that later became the Child Support Act (1993) [Taaffe, P. (1995) The Rise of Militant, Militant Publications: London pg.463] and attracted support from five Trade Union organisations and various trade union branches including Tower NUM [ [ The Fighting Spirit that Saved a Pit - The Socialist 359] ]

The campaign has organised public conferences of supporters of up to 500 people) [Taaffe, P. (1995) The Rise of Militant, Militant Publications: London pg.461] as well as protests outside prisons where women are held whop have been jailed for violence when fighting against domestic violence.


*Secure funding and expansion of facilities and services for women experiencing domestic violence, such as help-lines, refuges, specialist courts and women's advocates.
*Expansion in quality provision of refuges and social housing, including a pool of emergency housing.
*Increases in Income Support. Social Fund emergency grants not loans. A decent minimum wage.
*More support for children who have been affected by domestic violence, including childcare provision for under threes and support services for children.
*Employers to provide paid time off and redeployment for women fleeing domestic violence.
*Preventative education in schools about domestic violence. Programmes for male perpetrators in all areas.
*Scrap benefit penalties for lone parents. Women to be always made aware of their rights. Women on Income Support to be allowed to keep all child support payments.
*Nationally coordinated programme of domestic violence awareness training and good practice for all relevant staff i.e. housing, health, education, police, legal, social services, benefit workers etc.
*Legal aid threshold to be raised so that all women can afford legal action in relation to domestic violence.
*Safeguards for women and children in court welfare meetings and contact situations.
*Review of all cases of women in prison for killing violent partners and all other women in prison where domestic violence was a factor. Change the law on provocation and self-defence to take account of cumulative violence and abuse.
*Government to publish an annual report of the impact of all aspects of legal changes and service reforms related to domestic violence. [ [ A programme for action] - retrieved 17/08/07]


External links

* [ Campaign Against Domestic Violence] - official website

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