• Violence against women accounts for almost 25% of violent crime in Newcastle
  • Newcastle has higher rates of domestic violence and abuse when compared to neighbouring authorities.
  • There are over 6000 reports of violence against women annually, with over 3000 involving children.


In the North East, Sisters For Change focused its work in Newcastle, working with a local partner. With a population of 447,400, Newcastle is the largest city in the North East of England and has high rates of violence against women, accounting for almost 25% of violent crime in the city. Newcastle has an especially high rate of domestic violence when compared to neighbouring authorities. Violence and abuse experienced in the workplace, human trafficking and sex work, forced marriage and honour crimes, FGM, harassment and stalking are all priority areas for local authorities.


The Angelou Centre

The Angelou Centre is a black-led women’s centre based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne providing a range of services for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women across the North East region. As well as delivering frontline support, the Centre works at national level to ensure the voices of BME women are represented. Read about our work and partners


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