Against Violence and Abuse (AVA)

AVA is a charity working to end gender based violence and abuse.

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A world without gender-based violence and abuse.


To inspire innovation and collaboration and to encourage and enable direct service providers to help end gender-based violence and abuse, particularly against women and girls.


  • Survivors are at the heart of everything they do
  • As a feminist organisation, they understand that ending violence and abuse means challenging societal attitudes in order to change the behaviour of individual perpetrators.
  • AVA is a fiercely independent organisation. They are informed by the lived experience of survivors, robust evidence and a passion for equality.
  • They know you can make more of a difference in partnership than alone. AVA see us all as having a responsibility to work together to end gender based violence, particularly against women and girls.