Lisa Muggeridge

Lisa Muggeridge

Lisa Muggeridge writes about inequality, politics and social policy. Read more of her work here: http://www.pieria.co.uk/experts/Lisa_Muggeridge

Fighting on all fronts, poorest women hit by legal aid cuts in family courts

As a woman, there are things you take for granted when you live in a country where equality laws were passed generations ago: the right to work, the right to autonomy over your relationships, the responsibility to protect yourself and your children from abuse. As the next general election approaches, reading the political press, you might assume that politicians want to build on these rights; and in particular, that domestic abuse is a shared ‘number one’ priority.

Holborn Towers. Photo by JonÄ— Reed