Aanchal Women's Aid Provide Vital Support to all Women Online
On International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2021, we are proud to be joining together with amazing inclusive organisations that provide emotional and practical support to all individuals affected by violence.
Aanchal Women’s Aid does just this. As a family and community support network, Aanchal provides a safe place where people find hope so they can believe and say, ‘I matter’. To offer this opportunity to all, Aanchal grants all website users access to information and services with Recite Me accessibility and language tools.
The assistive technology on Aanchal Women’s Aid website provides support to those with disabilities, learning difficulties, visual impairments, cognitive or neurological disorders, and those who speak English as a second language.
Su Bhuhi, CEO at Aanchal Women’s Aid commented…
The accessibility and language toolbar on Aanchal Women’s Aid website provides features such as, screen reading functionality, multiple reading aids, customisable styling options, and an on-demand live translation feature that boasts over 100 languages including 35 text-to-speech options.
According to the Office for National Statistics the police recorded 259,324 offenses flagged as domestic abuse-related in the period March to June 2020. This represents a 7% increase from 242,413 in the same period in 2019.
Everyone was affected by the COVID-19 lockdown in some way or another, but for those who experienced violence during this hard time, this was amplified and needs to change. Aanchal Women’s Aid works towards making change, alleviating the suffering of individuals from domestic abuse, and supporting them to rebuild positive healthy lives.
Join us to raise awareness for International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2021 by using the hashtags #WhiteRibbonDay and #AllMenCan.