We are a globally unique network that connects organisations that are led by and for black and minority ethnic women working towards ending violence against women and girls.
Our membership includes organisations providing a diverse range of services including refuge accommodation, advice, outreach, women-only spaces, health services, legal services, therapeutic services, and women’s empowerment groups.
Imkaan provides support, representation and leadership to our members through strategic advocacy, development work, research and information, training and peer education. We further seek to create spaces and platforms for black and minority ethnic women’s organisations in the UK and internationally, to share expertise and campaign together around collectively felt issues.
Imkaan membership is available to organisations who share the values in our membership position piece. Imkaan membership will provide:
Involvement in our national network of specialist BME women’s organisations run by and for BME women
One-to-one advice and support to build organisational sustainability and development
Access to sector relevant information and research
Contribution to, and use of, research to evidence BME women and girls’ experiences of violence, pathways to care and support, service needs, gaps and promising practice
Opportunities to input into regional, national and international policy
Free and discounted specialist training
Priority booking at Imkaan events, conferences and seminars
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Imkaan supports member organisations and other stakeholders to provide high quality services to Black and minoritised women affected by violence against women and girls (VAWG). If you think that an Imkaan member organisation has fallen below this standard and you are not happy, you can complain. Imkaan has a process in place for handling complaints about member organisations.
Steps to follow:
Make a complaint to the organisation involved to give them a chance to put things right and go through all steps of the organisation’s internal complaints procedure.
If you feel that your complaint has not been dealt with appropriately you can submit a complaint using our formal complaints process. If eligible, we will take a look at your complaint and inform you about the next steps.
If you wish to make a complaint via Imkaan, you can get a copy of our Membership Complaints Policy by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org