MARY MASON

Mary Mason is CEO of Solace Women’s Aid, a London based charity working to support women and children affected by all forms of Violence against Women and Girls. With 30 years’ experience in the Women’s Sector and a qualified Solicitor, Mary led the merge of Camden, Enfield and Islington Women’s Aid to form Solace in 2007. The organisation has continued to grow and now runs services across London as well as dedicated borough based services in North and South London. Solace has run North London Rape crisis for the past 8 years.

Solace has worked closely with London Metropolitan University to publish ground breaking research ‘Finding the Costs of Freedom’ (CWASU, London Metropolitan University 2014) and with Shpresa and CWASU, Changing our Heads 2016. Our report, The Price of Safety (2016) into the impact of the housing crisis on women and children fleeing domestic abuse was widely reported on. Solace’s services include: counselling, Rape Crisis, advice, advocacy and support, family and children’s services, refuges, and legal services.

Mary will be involved in the following FiLiA session:
Sisters Doing It For Ourselves      (Sunday Afternoon)