We are a group of women with over 50 years experience of providing support for women and families affected by domestic and/or sexual abuse and that required crisis intervention.
We recognise the need for frontline support on VAW and Girls from marginalised and vulnerable communities - whose heritage is African or Asian.
We provide an avenue to develop and build opportunities for women to progress in positive life choices.
We provide and advocacy, practical support and awareness to work within the communities promoting equality and diversity, combating VAW, providing access to specific services through the sharing of information, education and awareness.
Many mainstream organisations use the one size fits all model but we recognise that no single organisation can be all things to all women.
For BME women, the traumatic experience of domestic, sexual violence and harmful practices are further compounded by the oppression they face in the UK. This includes racism in the community which is often ingrained in institutions by the lack of services for those with no resource to public funds, and lack of responsiveness to specific needs within mainstream services. The diversity of identities and intersectionality of circumstances is only one dimension in a range of other concerns in combinating violence against women and girls.
I have first-hand experience of Domestic Abuse and the affects, implications and survivals mechanisms we put in place as a child, young woman and adult.
I have had personal experience of family and close friends being victim of VAG.
I have been traumatised at the horrific incidence of abuse we as women suffer and continue to suffer.
I could not and cannot turn away thinking it's not my problem - it's all of ours.
Safe confidential support and provide information and access to service.
To empower young and elder women to progress in whatever they want to aspire and accomplish whatsoever they want to be.