Domestic Volence

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1928 Women have the right to vote

1928

1970 Women are given equal pay

1970

1971 Jack Ashley was the 1st MP to raise domestic violence in Parliament

1971

1971 Erin Pizzey set up Women's Aid pressure group

1971

1974 National Aid Women's Federation set up

1974

1975 Discrimination against women became illegal

1975

1976 Domestic Violence Act

1976

1990 Police start statistics on DV - the scale of it became clear

1990

1991 Rape within marriage became a criminal offence

1991

1996 Family Law Act

1996

2004 Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act

2004