Black and Minoritised Women’s Anti-Racism Feministo for the Ending Violence Against Women’s Sector

“You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time.” Angela Davis

Who We Are


We are Black and minoritised women working to end Violence Against Women and Girls. We are women of the diaspora from former colonies of the British empire and other parts of the global south. We are migrant women from countries that are impacted by exploitative economic policies causing social and ecological devastation. We are women subjected to the ongoing legacy of colonialism, neoliberalism, structural inequality and state violence. We are women from communities who continue to face systemic and institutional oppression in a country that remains unaccountable for this harm, death and destruction. 

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We have signatures from Black and Minoritised staff at the following organisations:

Full list of signatories:

  1. Dr. Akima Thomas, Clinical Director, WGN

  2. Amna Abdul, Lead for children and young people, Women’s Aid

  3. Anber Raz, Co-Chair, Imkaan

  4. Andrea Fonseca, Co-founder and Director, TeSer cic

  5. Andrea Simon, Director, End Violence Against Women Coalition (EVAW)

  6. Angie Herrera, Refuge Strategy Coordinator, Imkaan

  7. Annetha Mills, Founder & CEO, Niara

  8. Dr. Ava Kanyeredzi, University of East London and Black Church Domestic Abuse Forum

  9. Aygul Ozdemir, Community Engagement & VAWG Service Manager, KMEWO

  10. Baljit Banga, Executive Director, Imkaan

  11. Caroline Ratner, Vice-Chair, JWA

  12. Claudia Croppo, Co-founder and Director, TeSer cic

  13. Cyrene Siriwardhana, Legal and Policy Advisor, Surviving Economic Abuse (SEA)

  14. Deniz Ugur, Deputy Director, EVAW

  15. Firoza Mohmed, Chief Executive Officer, Humraaz Support Services

  16. Gabriela Quevedo, Advocacy, Community and Learning Director, LAWA

  17. Girijamba Polubothu, Manager, Shakti Women’s Aid

  18. Gurpreet Virdee, Director OF Operations and Development, WGN

  19. Helene Berhane, Domestic Violence Homicide Review Support Officer, Standing Together

  20. Hindu Nari Sangh

  21. Huda Jawad, Co-founder of Faith & VAWG Coalition

  22. Ikamara Larasi, Communications Co-ordinator, Imkaan

  23. Isabel Ros López, Membership Manager, EVAW

  24. Ishah Jawaid, Founder, WOC Azadi Collective

  25. Jane Lanyero, Co-ordinator, African Women's Care

  26. Jasbinder Kaur, Training Officer, Surviving Economic Abuse (SEA)

  27. Joanne Mukoko, Membership Intern, Imkaan

  28. Kanika Agarwal, Policy Intern, Imkaan

  29. Kaveri Sharma, Member of the Board of Trustees, Imkaan

  30. Layla Madanat

  31. Malika Adeel-Azam, Senior Domestic Abuse Support Worker/ Fundraising Officer, ANAH Project

  32. Malinda Mukuma

  33. Marai Larasi, Community Organiser

  34. Meril Eshun-Parker, Director, London Black Women’s Project (LBWP)

  35. Michaela Campbell, National Practice and Development Project Manager, Ending Women's Homelessness

  36. Naomi Dickson, CEO, Jewish Women’s Aid

  37. Dr. Neha Kagal, Activist and Researcher

  38. Philomena Azu- Domestic Abuse and Housing – London Borough of Islington

  39. Rehaila Sharif, Women's Aid Federation England

  40. Samina Ansari, Activist, Scotland

  41. Sandra Manak, Interim CEO, PanahGhar

  42. Sarbjit Ganger, Director, Asian Women's Resource Centre (AWRC)

  43. Sawsan Salim, Director, KMEWO

  44. Shaki Obadina, Operations Coordinator, Imkaan

  45. Shaminder Ubhi, Director, Ashiana Network

  46. Dr. Shim Vereker BDS, Contracts and Programme manager, IRISi

  47. Yenny Tovar, Executive Director, Latin American Women’s Aid (LAWA)

  48. Zainab Al-Shariff, Independent Domestic Violence Advocate, Al Hasaniya MWC- Part of the Angelou Partnership

  49. Zlakha Ahmed, Chief Executive, Apna Haq

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