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SCORES OF WOMEN'S GROUPS CALL FOR NEWHAM MAYOR TO RE-INSTATE FUNDING FOR BME REFUGES

October 29, 2019

Today (Tuesday 29th October) a range of women’s organisations have written an open letter to the Mayor of Newham, Rohksana Fiaz, calling on the Council to re-instate funding for the London Black Women’s Project specialist BME refuges.

Statement concerning recent developents at Women's Aid England

February 08, 2019

This statement concerns recent developments at Women’s Aid, England which have culminated in the departure of the organisation’s CEO, Katie Ghose.  

 

We have been deeply disappointed to learn that Ms Ghose had spoken effusively at the UKIP party conference in 2015 in her role as the CEO of the Electoral Reform Society (ERS). We were also alarmed to learn that an ERS fringe event at the same conference had featured an individual who a few months prior, had been widely condemned for publishing an article which was described by the Council of Europe as containing ‘hate speech’.

Write for our blog series! #ShapeTheMovement

June 30, 2018

This week we launched our new blog series: #ShapeTheMovement, offering a platform to share strategies for ending violence against women and girls.

Women Unifying Across Sectors call ‘Time’s Up’ on sexual harassment

March 08, 2018

In the last few months, issues such as sexual harassment have entered the public / media consciousness in unprecedented ways.  Women have said #MeToo and called Time’s Up on abuse.

Organisers bring #TIMESUP to UK red carpets

April 16, 2018

UK activists, organisers, and women actors are bringing #TIMESUP to the UK, and calling for support for women facing violence.

Actors call #TIMESUP for violence against women

January 08, 2018

Our Exec. Director Marai Larasi joined activists on the Golden Globes red carpet in solidarity with survivors of violence worldwide.

Report: 'Tallawah: A briefing paper on black and ‘minority ethnic’ women and girls organising to end violence against us'

January 06, 2018

Our 2017 report seeks to provide a framework for understanding the nature, and the importance of, specialist organisations which are led by Black and ‘minority ethnic’ (BME) women and which work to address all forms of violence against BME women and girls. We have deliberately chosen to speak in terms of ‘us’ and ‘we’, as recognition that violence against women and girls is widespread and devastating in its effects; and has direct and indirect impacts on the lives of all women and girls.

Read Imkaan’s Executive Director Marai Larasi's interview on the UN Women Europe and Central Asia blog: “We need to create seismic shifts across our social norms”

January 06, 2018

Imkaan is a partner in the EU/UN Women regional programme, ‘Implementing Norms, Changing Minds’, which aims to end violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey. Recently, Marai Larasi has been supporting the preparation of a guidance note on intersectional issues for UN Women.

 

In her interview for the UN Women Europe and Central Asia blog, she comments: “The regional programme has the potential to contribute to a ‘step change’ at national and regional levels. Creating a space for marginalised women to speak, challenge and influence is an essential part of this.”

Call for participation: organisations working to address VAWG in the Western Balkans and Turkey

October 17, 2017

New reports: BME women and survivors of violence bear the brunt of public funding cuts

August 31, 2017

Today (10 October) the government has published information from its Race Disparity Audit, which brings together findings on the inequality experienced by BME communities across areas including health, education, employment and the criminal justice system. 

New £20 million fund now open to help victims of domestic abuse - Press releases - GOV.UK

May 27, 2017

This new fund will be used to increase refuge spaces and other accommodation for women.

Head to the Rio Cinema (Dalston, London) this week for the 5th Edition of the London Feminist Film Festival.

August 19, 2017

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