Support, Advice and Advocacy for women survivors of Gender Based Violence (GBV)
Our Women Together project aims to improve the health and well-being of women with a refugee, asylum seeker and migrant (RASM) background who have experienced trauma due gender-based violence (GBV) including domestic violence (DV), forced marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM), rape, and sexual exploitation due to trafficking. In helping women to recover from violence and trauma, the Women Together Project runs four different but complementary services that are free, confidential and designed to fit together by creating a safe space for 'wrap-around' support for vulnerable women. Some of our aims are to:
Improve the quality of life for RASM women and girls affected by GBV - through secured visa status, access to education/training and economic empowerment
Increase independence – women will be strong enough to leave abusive relationship, face new challenges in the UK, self-advocate or access services
Support women to achieve better mental and physical health
Improve their family life by improving parenting skills
The Project has recently expanded and currently offers a full holistic service to cater for RASM women’s emotional and practical needs. Our support is free, confidential and cultural sensitive. We provide:
One-to-one counselling delivered by female counsellors, with use of interpreters if needed
Weekly nurturing sessions with provision of childcare
Practical advocacy, including immigration and welfare and benefits advice
Skills training including volunteering, training and employment support
Summer activities for mothers and their children
This Project is funded by Big Lottery and Henry Smith.
For further detail how to join these activities or refer RASM women or girls who can benefit from Women Together services, please contact the Project Manager Cristina Zorat at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Engagement Officer Elizabeth Gezahegn King at email@example.com. You can also call the main LRMN phone number on 020 8694 0323.