Today (17 December), we launch From Survival to Sustainability, our new report which outlines critical issues for the specialist black and ‘minority ethnic’ ending violence against women and girls sector in the UK. The report, which is funded by the Oak Foundation, presents an analysis of the funding situation and trends affecting specialised services for BME women survivors of VAWG in the UK.
Marai Larasi, Imkaan's Executive Director commented:
"We know that there is commitment amongst a number of civil servants to address some of the resourcing challenges across ending VAWG work and we believe that this report provides important evidence which supports the case for a more sustainable, long-term strategy for funding for BME ending VAWG organisations. We are sometimes asked, “How much would it cost to fund the BME [ending VAWG] sector?’. This report provides enough of a picture to allow for exploration of the potential costs of providing core/baseline funding for this network of vital services."