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Chiswick Women's Aid

Cat No: TBC
Duration: 24:18
Date: 1973
Location: Chiswick, West London
Original format: Sony 1/2" open reel
Colour: B/W



Erin Pizzey, founder of Chiswick Women's Aid, describes setting up the first Women's Aid Centre in a once-derelict house in Chiswick in 1971.  The main part of the video is interviews with the residents explaining the difficulties they had escaping abusive partners and finding a place of safety when confronted by the indifferent and often hostile attitudes of the period and the legal restraints imposed on social services support and police action. Erin makes a plea for a change in attitudes toward domestic violence and for changes in social and legal policy.

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