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Rise Together: Ending Violence Against BME Women

Rise Together is a collaboration between GMSP Foundation and 5 courageous BME-led frontline organisations working to end violence against BME women of all ages in the UK, by supporting them to grow their impact and sustain their operations.

Donations open 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1148556)

Campaign target

£36,000

Amount raised

£9,110

Donations

41

Championed by Human Rights Fund

  • I would like to thank the women from Ashiana Network for all their hard work providing specialist support to BME women facing domestic abuse by providing a safe haven and an environment encouraging growth and independence. Thank you for nourishing and encouraging my dreams to flourish.

    — Ashiana’s beneficiary

Situation

In the UK, BME women experience higher rates of domestic homicide and are 3 times more likely to die by suicide. Seeking support is already difficult for domestic violence victims, and BME women consistently fall through the cracks of service provision. Many women’s rights organisations often find fundraising difficult: cuts in government funding mean that they often have to compete for the same, limited resources when they really need solidarity and a strong, collaborative network.

Solution

Rise Together follows a feminist, human rights-based approach that facilitates collaboration to raise more funds and awareness for the sector. Apna Haq, Ashiana Network, IMECE Women’s Centre, LAWA, and LAWRS support thousands of women in their respective communities, fulfilling needs that non-BME focused organisations simply can’t meet. These include welfare information & legal advice; multilingual therapeutic support services; temporary accommodation; education; and research & advocacy.