Written by adm1n on 6 November 2021
We work with African heritage women & girls who’ve experienced domestic or sexual abuse or who have lost a loved one to domestic violence.
Our survivors are from many different sections of the African & Caribbean community, including the Rastafarian / Grass roots community – who are often on the fringes of society. Rastafarian women are among those who have the highest rate of under reporting.
Our specialised service seeks to assist those who are apprehensive about going to mainstream services without support, such as the police and other statutory services.
We provide advice and support as well as practical help by providing hygiene products such as sanitary pads, panties, bras, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soaps and other essential items (much of which have been donated by the local community).
Our mission is to encourage African heritage survivors/victims to report abuse by providing a safe cultural venue for victims to disclose abuse in a confidential environment, and to encourage community integration.