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The PHOENIX (PACT) Project

The PHOENIX PACT Project provides a free confidential service to help end violence and other harmful practices against Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) women and girls in North and West London. 

Run by PLIAS Resettlement, a not for profit organisation which supports girls and women in these two London regions.

You can call, WhatsApp, text or email:

Shirley on 07494 091586 or Sandra on 07398 769587

Email: /Sandra.absolam

Secure email: shirley.ricketts@plias.cjsm. net/

Southall Black Sisters

Southall Black Sisters provide advice, advocacy, resources and counselling for black (Asian and African-Caribbean) women experiencing gender related violence and abuse.

Tel: 0208 571 9595

Karma Nirvana

Supports young people, men and women victims and survivors of forced marriage and honour based abuse

Helpline providing a listening service and practical support

Honour Network Helpline: 0800 5999 247

Forced Marriage Unit

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) is raising awareness about forced marriage across the public sector. They provide expert advice to professionals, especially those confronted by forced marriage for the first time.

- Broad programme of public speaking and outreach work

- Train staff in how they can help victims of forced marriage

- Started an awareness raising programme for registrars have produced multi-

  agency guidelines for the police, children and adult social care, health, housing

  and education professionals.

Tel: 020 7008 0151




Support and advice to Middle Eastern (Iranian, Kurdish, Arab, Afghan and Turkish) women and girls living in the UK who are facing forced marriage, “honour” based violence, FGM and domestic abuse.

- They offer advice in Farsi/Dari, Kurdish, Arabic, Turkish, Pashto and English Counselling

- They run a free counselling service in Farsi/Dari, Kurdish and English Training for Women

- Provide training for women to help them understand their rights in the UK

- They also have a partnership with the Refugee Women Association where they assist survivors of violence with assessing English language classes, education, training and employment opportunities, so that they can become financially independent.


Girl’s Group

A support group for girls aged 16-25 that meet once a month to discuss issues they decide on.

- Training for professionals

- Advice and training for professionals from public and voluntary sector

Tel: 020 7920 6460

Mon – Fri  9:30am – 17:30pm



Emergency numbers 24 hrs:

Kurdish/Arabic – 07846 275246

Farsi/Dari/Turkish – 07846 310157


Ashiana Network

London wide

South Asian, Turkish and Iranian women


To empower South Asian, Turkish and Iranian women who are experiencing domestic violence with culturally sensitive advice, support and safe housing – enabling them to make positive and appropriate choices for themselves.

To raise awareness of domestic violence and carry out preventive work with the community as a whole.

Tel: 020 8539 0427

(FORWARD) Foundation for Women’s Health Research and Development

Foundation for Women’s Health Research and Development is an African Diaspora women led UK registered campaign and support charity dedicated to advancing and safeguarding the sexual and reproductive health and rights of African girls and women.

FORWARD works in the UK, Europe and Africa to help change practices and policies that affect access, dignity and well-being.

FORWARD also tackles female genital mutilation (FGM), child marriage and related rights of girls and young women.

Providing specialist advice and programmes

They provide specialist advice and undertake innovative programmes and projects.


Empowering women and girls

They help develop leadership and skills of women and girls to support change.

Information sharing and resource development.

FORWARD conducts participatory research and develops resources and information to inform policy and practice.


Public education and training

FORWARD promotes public awareness and equips professionals with skills and tools to support change and safeguard girls at risk.


Policy advocacy and campaigning

FORWARD is the lead agency working to tackle FGM in the UK. They campaign for effective policies and resources to support women and girls affected by FGM and child marriage.


Tel: 020 8960 4000

KWEMO (Kurdish and Middle Eastern Women’s Organisation)

Supports women from Iraq, Iran and Eastern Turkey.

London – drop-in advice, support and guidance relating to domestic violence, FGM, forced marriages and HBV.


Tel: 020 7263 1027


Mobile: 07748 851125



Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women's Centre

Working with Moroccan and Arabic speaking women, supporting them to be aware of their rights and empowering them to make informed decisions

The Domestic Abuse Project:

- Provides practical, emotional support and sign-posting for Moroccan and Arabic speaking women.

- IDVA conducts Risk and Needs assessments along with Safety Plans

- Provides one to one support, advocacy, outreach and assistance relating to domestic violence, housing, health, legal issues etc.

- Referrals to counselling and other necessary services

Other projects at Al Hasaniya:

- Inspire Programme – working in partnership with Midaye SDN supporting Somali & Arabic speaking women living in RBKC providing holistic support around health and well-being

- Mental Health Project – supporting women with enduring mental health problems (living in RBKC)

-Emotional Wellbeing Project - Providing emotional support to RBKC residents

- Community Living Well Project - Providing emotional support to residents with GPs registered in RBKC and Paddington

- Older Peoples Outreach Project – supporting the local elderly community (living in RBKC) in all aspects of health and care, includes home visits

- Ayam Zaman - Supporting elderly men in London with activities every weekend

Tel: 0203 048 4488


Weekly Friday Drop-In session 10:00am–12:00pm

Chinese Information & Advice Service

Helping disadvantaged Chinese people in the UK

We are a UK charity offering free legal advice and support to disadvantaged Chinese people living in the UK


Tel: 08453 131 868


LAWA (Latin American Women’s Aid)

Supports Latin American women or women from other Portuguese/Spanish speaking countries

Latin American Women’s Aid (LAWA) supports women and children fleeing from domestic violence through advice, advocacy and emergency accommodation. We empower women to lead an independent life, be aware of their rights and provide their children with a hopeful future.


General Line: 020 7275 0321 

Emergency Line (Office Hours): 07958 536242

 Freephone 24 hrs National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247


LAWRS (Latin American Women’s Rights Service)

LAWRS supports Latin American women in the UK to achieve personal change and live their lives free from abuse, through specialist advice, information and tools to enable them to adapt and grow including ESOL classes.


Tel: 020 7336 0888 or 084 4264 0682


Fax: 020 7336 0555


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