What is map of gaps

Map of Gaps is a unique campaign by the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the End Violence Against Women coalition which maps services for women who have experienced violence.

These are vital services that help women name and recognise violence, flee to a place of safety, support them through the justice system (if they choose to report what’s happened), advocate on their behalf with other agencies and help them rebuild their lives.

Interactive maps showing services in your area.

What services are mapped?

We have mapped services that work primarily on violence against women and provide significant support to female victims/survivors. This includes voluntary sector services, such as Rape Crisis Centres and domestic violence refuges, as well as statutory services such as Specialist Domestic Violence Courts and Sexual Assault Referral Centres.

The geographic plotting was carried out by geographers in the Cities Institute, London Metropolitan University, with services located within local authority boundaries. It covers all the local administrative categories of District Authorities and Unitary Authorities.

The Map of Gap is a ground-breaking project. It is possible that there are small organisations who are not able to publicise themselves very widely that have not been mapped. We apologise in advance if this has happened and would be pleased to be alerted to the existence of such services.

Research was carried out by the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit and the Cities Institute at the London Metropolitan University. For further information about the research, please email cwasu@londonmet.ac.uk or go to their website www.cwasu.org