Women For Refugee Women

Support refugee women to Connect, Learn and Thrive

Through a programme of empowerment activities, we will support a network of over 350 refugee and asylum-seeking women to build their confidence, develop their skills and share solidarity with one another. Our goal is to equip women with the support they need to rebuild their lives.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 8 March 2022 to 12:00 PM, 22 March 2022

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1165320)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£22,204

Donations

112

Championed by The Big Give Trust (Champion)

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • Mental HealthMental Health

    Helping

  • LGBTQAILGBTQAI
  • Refugees/Asylum SeekersRefugees/Asylum Seekers
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Refugee and asylum-seeking women have already survived so much, including rape, war and persecution. Yet many are living completely destitute in the UK and struggle to survive. Difficulties in accessing mainstream support services and education, alongside poverty, isolation, poor health and prejudice, results in many women struggling to integrate into their communities, pursue their goals of education and employment and to rebuild their lives.

Solution

Through provision of therapeutic mental health support, high-quality advice and creative and educational activities, refugee women are welcomed into a safe space where they can build friendships and feel a sense of solidarity. Our activities, such as English classes, Drama, Writing, Knitting and Rainbow Sisters support group for LGBTQ+ individuals, enable women to develop the skills and confidence needed to thrive as equal members of their communities, pursue their goals and rebuild their lives.

  • The advice worker put me at ease and really helped to resolve my situation. I did not know what to do before I came here, but now I know my options and have a roof over my head again.

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  • When I arrived in this country I could not understand English, and now after joining the English class I am able to speak English in front of people, even in public.

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  • Women for Refugee Women helps me to understand my potential. Coming here allows me to be in my element with people around me who understand what I have been through.

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  • Drama helps me to understand my potential and what I can accomplish. I feel empowered mentally, socially and physically.

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