Erin Pizzey

Biography of Erin Pizzey

Erin Patria Margaret Pizzey (née Carney, born 19 February 1939) is a British family care activist and a best-selling novelist. She became internationally famous for having started one of the first women's refuges (called women's shelters in the U.S.) in the modern world, Chiswick Women's Aid, in 1971, the organisation known today as Refuge. Pizzey has been the subject of death threats and boycotts because of her conclusion that most domestic violence is reciprocal, and that women are equally as capable of violence as men.

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