Rights of Women works to attain justice and equality by informing, educating and empowering women on their legal rights. Read more ...
Join our team!
We currently have a vacancy for a Legal Officer and for a new Advice Line Gateway Assistant. We are also recruiting volunteer legal advisers to advise women on our busy advice line. Click here for more information.
On 1 April 2013 important new rules in relation to family law legal aid were introduced.
Guidance for individual women can be found here.
Guidance for women’s organisations and refuges can be found here.
Help us monitor the impact of the legal aid changes
Our research in the first 3 months of the new legal aid regulations showed that half of women affected by violence did not have the necessary evidence in order to apply for family law legal aid. Help us continue to monitor the impact of this by completing our survey here. We will continue to feed back this information to the Ministry of Justice.
Our immigration and asylum legal advice line has changed.
We are now operating a call back service to try and increase the numbers of women we advise. Please call 020 7490 7689 on Thursdays between 10am-12noon and again between 2-4pm. You will speak to a member of our team who will arrange a call back for you from one of our lawyers.
Read our latest Annual Report here
- NEWS: Read our latest newsletter here.
Training and events:
- We are now taking bookings for our 2012 training courses. To find out more and to book your place, click here
Rights of Women is excited to be working with Brunel University and other partners delivering training on gender related violence and the law to those who work with young people. This is a project co-funded by European Union's Daphne III Programme. Please check our website for further details of the training courses, and see the Gap work project web site and flyer for further information.
New publication! We are very pleased to announce the publication of The Havens Your body, your rights, your life, a young person’s guide to sexual violence and the law which we wrote in collaboration with them. Download your copy here.
Policy and campaigning:
- Rights of Women is pleased to be part of the Still Human Still Here campaign which aims to highlight the plight of destitute asylum seekers in the UK. For more information about the campaign see Still Human Still Here.
Your safety on this site:
- How to use this site safely if you are concerned about your privacy or security. Pleaase read this important information about how to prevent people knowing you are visiting (or have visited) this site here.
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Free legal advice for women by women:
Free legal guides for women to download.
For more information about our training for professionals on essential issues concerning women's rights click here. For in-house training for your organisation click here.
Buy our legal handbooks for women or download free legal information. Find information about our current policy and research projects and links to organisations which may be able to provide further information and advice.
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Paid work and volunteer opportunities at Rights of Women.
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Contact us at:
Rights of Women,
52-54 Featherstone Street,
London, EC1Y 8RT.
General and Family Law Advice Line: 020 7251 6577
(Open Mondays 11am-1pm, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 2–4pm and 7-9pm, Thursdays 7-9pm, and Fridays 12noon–2pm)
Criminal Law and Sexual Violence legal advice line: 020 7251 8887
(Open Tuesdays 11am-1pm and Thursdays 2-4pm)
Immigration and Asylum Legal advice line: 020 7490 7689
(Open Mondays 2-4pm and Wednesdays 11am-1pm)
Administration: 020 7251 6575
Fax: 020 7490 5377
Please note - we are a telephone-only helpline and are unfortunately unable to respond to email enquiries regarding legal advice.
Textphone: 020 7490 2562.