Aisha’s passion pays off

Domestic violence survivor Aisha made a passionate plea to MPs and peers for children to learn more about domestic violence in school when she travelled to the House of Lords in February.

Aisha, who was forced to leave her home, family and friends in London to start a new life in Bristol so that she could escape her violent husband, says there needs to be more refuges and more support for women like her. She said: “What was amazing was that people with lived experience were being listened to. We have got something to offer, we’ve been there, done that and got the T-shirt.”

After listening to Aisha, a member of IF, the advisory group to Golden Key, the politicians on the All Party Parliamentary Group on Domestic and Sexual Violence, Mental Health and Substance Misuse promised put relationship education on the agenda for schools.

The group also heard from AVA (Against Violence & Abuse), The Nelson Trust and National Addiction Centre.

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