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The Eighties

1981

Domestic Proceedings (Northern Ireland) Order 1980

Domestic proceedings order was extended to Northern Ireland, enabling women to be protected by law in domestic violence cases.

1986

Refurbishment of 24 Pump Street

1986 – 24 Pump Street had some refurbishment after fire damage

Police Response To Wife Assault – A Northern Ireland Study.

October 1986 – NI Women’s Aid Federation published research on family violence. This was carried out by Pamela Montgomery & Viv Bell.

1988

NIHE Introduce The Homeless Person’s (NI) Order

NIHE introduce the Homeless Person’s (NI) Order and they include women breaking away from violent partners into the Homeless Person’s Order, so that they would be considered homeless and given priority in re-housing.