NEWS 

IMKAAN'S POSITION PAPER OUTLINES THE #DUALPANDEMICS

 The Impact of the Two Pandemics: VAWG and COVID-19 on Black and Minoritised Women and Girls

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We know the current climate poses challenges for women experiencing abuse.

Please note that support and refuge services remain open.

We are working across our sector to ensure the government responds effectively to the needs of all survivors.

 

The Black feminist thinking which underpins Imkaan's work is rooted in the power of collective action. Our responses to overcome Covid-19 must centre those who are most vulnerable to the virus and its socio-economic impacts; we believe that society must urgently reimagine itself, and build strong communities based on the values of solidarity and mutual care.

 

During this extraordinary time, it is particularly important to work collaboratively to ensure that support is available to all women. Survivors who are migrant women, women with no recourse to public funds (NRPF) and women with insecure immigration status will always be supported by our specialist 'by and for' member services, who as a matter of principle do not engage in data-sharing with immigration enforcement.

 

If you, or someone you know, is experiencing abuse,

please visit our info page to get help: imkaan.org.uk/get-help

 

In an emergency, call 999.

 

For anyone unable to make or receive phone calls at this time, Women's Aid has an online chat function: chat.womensaid.org.uk

The National Domestic Abuse Helpline also has an online contact form where you can state how and when you would like to be contacted: nationaldahelpline.org.uk/Contact-us

We know that migrant survivors and women with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF), in particular, may be facing increased barriers to accessing support, including with immigration issues during this time. The below updates and resources may be useful:

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We are the only UK-based, second-tier women's organisation dedicated to addressing violence against Black and minoritised women and girls i.e. women which are defined in policy terms as Black and 'Minority Ethnic' (BME).

 

Imkaan, 52-54 Featherstone Street, London, EC1Y 8RT, United Kingdom​

info@imkaan.org.uk

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