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AVA (Against Violence & Abuse), formerly Greater London Domestic Violence Project (GLDVP), was formed on 12 April 2010.

AVA is a national second tier service working to end all forms of violence against women and girls. Building on the success and achievements of the GLDVP, the key aims of AVA are:

  • To challenge, enable, encourage and support all agencies and communities to contribute to achieving our vision of a world free from violence against women and girls.
  • To offer a range of high quality and expert services to facilitate specialist and generic agencies to contribute towards our vision.
  • To identify and fill gaps in the field, find innovative solutions to current and emerging situations and inspire an effective strategic approach to reducing and preventing violence against women and girls.




When meeting the AVA Project one quickly becomes aware of three things: they are committed to achieving their aims, always keeping these at the forefront of their actions; their work is not only innovative and imaginative but it moves quickly from idea to action; they set the example of always rising above disputes to find common ground to help victims.Frank Mullane, Director of Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse (AAFDA)