Latin American Women’s Aid will stage a Gala celebration of 30 years of continuous support to women and children who have experienced violence
On the 6th of October Latin American Women’s Aid (LAWA) celebrates 30 years saving lives and empowering women with a glamorous Gala in Central London.
Since the day of LAWA’s foundation in 1987, through 2 brave Latin American political refugees, till this day LAWA continues to provide the only refuge for the Latin American women and children in the UK and Europe. Through this LAWA’s offers a life line to vulnerable women and a nationally vital service to one of the most marginalised and fastest growing migrant communities in the country, with an estimated population of around 250,000 people.
Over the last 30 years, LAWA has worked tirelessly to save and transform the lives of thousands of Latin American, black and minority ethnic women and their children. Supporting migrant families fleeing violence means, not only tackling difficult issues such domestic violence, child abuse and sex trafficking, but also offering them holistic assistance. This includes practical and emotional support, guiding women through unfamiliar systems, helping them attain justice, offering counselling, interpreting for them, understanding each woman’s individual situation and bringing down barriers for them to access support. Most of all it means working together to help women empower themselves to achieve self-determination, full participation in society and create brighter futures for their families.
On the 6th of October, we invite you to join the celebration of this land marking anniversary and all those that have contributed to our achievements such as our funders, partners, service users and supporters. LAWA’s Gala programme will include a 3 course dinner, dance and Latin American performances featuring Argentinean Tango with “María Tsiatsiani and Leandro Palou”, “Mariachis Las Adelitas”, “The Rumberos Academy” and “DJ-G”; Gloria from Exilio. . It will take place at 1901 Ballroom, Andaz Hotel, 40 Liverpool Street, London, UK, EC2M 7QN.
Please help us to spread the word about this amazing event which we hope will be the catalyst for another 30 successful years making a lasting difference to vulnerable families.
You can find more information and purchase tickets here on our website at: http://lawadv.org.uk/gala2017
We hope to see you there!
This event is supported by the Big lottery fund.