We believe that violence against women and hidden violence are both the causes and consequences of gender inequality and that ending violence is central to achieving a world where no one is limited by their sex or gender.
Aurora New Dawn was founded in 2011 by a small group of women with over 30 years of collective experience working in the violence and abuse sector. The organisation was created in direct response to the public sector cuts threatening service provision to victims and survivors of violence and abuse.
From the very beginning, victims and survivors were – and remain – our central priority. Because of this, our roots are found in feminist advocacy and activism, which question dominant cultural assumptions about gender, stereotypes about men and women, and the inevitability of violence.
Our aim is not just to contribute to the feminist movement and violence against women and children sector, but to actively support its evolution.
Aurora New Dawn is a registered charity, no. 1153154.
Our work is guided by the principles set out in the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women or CEDAW, often referred to as an international bill of rights for women.
Our vision is to “End discrimination against women through offering protection, safety and support.”
We do this by providing direct services that include:
- one to one work
- advocacy and group support
- working in partnership across the private, public and voluntary sector
- providing training and education programmes
- promoting equal opportunities within and beyond the organisation
Find out more about our work here.