‘Shocking’ Ògures on abuse
JEWISH VICTIMS of domestic violence wait two years longer than the national average before seeking help, according to a survey carried out by Jewish Women’s Aid (JWA).
Naomi Dickson, chief executive of JWA, said the news was “shocking”.
She said it was partly explained by the “high expectations” the community places on family life. “There is also a shame attached to a family separating or falling apart,” she said.
The figures were announced ahead of the UN’s International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) last Sunday.