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Our new crowdfunding campaign!

We are very happy to announce that this week we launched a new crowdfunding campaign! After the success of our very first one, which gave us an official spot as partners of the Global Giving platform, we are now asking for your support once again.

“Create safe spaces and a brighter future for survivors” aims to create more safe spaces and allow more families to flee and have a fresh start. Our shelter is more than a roof, it’s a place of healing, hope and new beginnings. We offer personalised support for each family’s needs: counselling, specialised children services, emergency packs for destitute families, self-development and educational workshops to boost confidence to begin the journey towards a better life. With your support women and children can go from surviving to thriving!

Donations start from £8 and every donation we recieve this week will be match funded 50%!

So Please join us today and share with your friends and family!

Thank you! Gracias! Obrigada !

 

Lets Talk About Gender Violence – LAWA at Radio Aculco

We would like to say thank you to the Ventana Comunitaria radio Team, for inviting us to take part in an interesting conversation on international women’s day. What a great opportunity to reflect on woman’s role in today’s society,  gender violence and our collective power to transform our communities.

Listen to the whole conversation here:

LAWA na BBC Mundo

No dia 11 de março o site da BBC Mundo publicou uma matéria (link aqui para a matéria completa em português e aqui em espanhol) sobre o tráfico de mulheres latinoamericanas. Enganadas, elas são forçadas a se prostituir quando chegam no Reino Unido: tem seus passaportes confiscados, são estupradas e violentadas diariamente, e raramente conseguem fugir das mãos dos aliciadores.

Nossa Diretora Yenny Aude foi entrevistada para a matéria, e trouxe a tona esse grande problema com o qual a LAWA lida todos os dias.

A matéria gerou grande comoção na internet (nosso site inclusive ficou fora do ar por várias horas devido ao grande número de acessos), e agradecemos a repórter Margarita Rodriguez e a BBC Mundo por utilizarem a LAWA como fonte. É de extrema importância e urgência que casos assim sejam usados como exemplo, para que a sociedade entenda a importância de serviços especializados, como o que fazemos.

Infelizmente, instituições de ajuda especializada como a nossa, tem sofrido cada vez mais com cortes no orçamento, prejudicando o atendimento a centenas de mulheres e crianças. Segundo reportagem publicada no Guardian em março de 2017, desde 2010 cerca de 17% de abrigos especializados na Inglaterra fecharam suas portas, e um terço das solicitações para conseguir lugar em um abrigo são negadas.

A LAWA conta com diversos programas e projetos para dar continuidade a seus serviços. Um desses projetos é o financiamento coletivo que fazemos na plataforma Global Giving. Qualquer pessoa, de qualquer parte do mundo, pode fazer uma doação, e qualquer valor é muito bem vindo. Clique aqui para acessar o site do projeto e fazer uma contribuição.

!MUÉVETE! 1 BILLION RISING EVENTS

One Billion Rising is the greatest action that calls on women and girls to end violence against women in the history of mankind. The campaign was launched on Valentine’s Day in 2012 as a call to action, based on facts: 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during their lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, those who lived violence in their bodies, total more than one trillion women and girls.

Valentine’s Day was chosen because it is the culturally invisible date of the violence that many women live especially in relationships. Taking action and awareness on that day, allows us to point out that any romantic relationship, based on romanticism, intimidation, sexual violence and abuse, should stop. Since the launch of the campaign, women’s groups and allies around the world have taken public action to express their outrage through strikes, dances and performative acts challenging their local authorities, ministers of justice and society in general to take Awareness demanding an end to violence against women.

Latin American Women’s Aid in its commitment to the eradication of violence towards Latin American, Afro-descendant and ethnic minority women in the United Kingdom, invites at Muevete!, public act of Zumba. Let’s unite by doing a little exercise and raising awareness about the effects of violence, sharing the horizon of change, where every woman has the opportunity to take control of her life.

Get in touch with Jael for more information: jael@lawadv.org.uk / 074 62 191 700 / 020 7275 0321

http://www.onebillionrising.org/events/muevete/

English class

 

LAWA and English in Action

Offering English classes for Latin American, Afro-descendant and ethnic minority women who speak Spanish and Portuguese.

Classes are:

-Principiantes: every Tuesday, 5: 00-7: 00pm.

– Intermediate: every Wednesday, 5: 00-7: 00pm.

We have a creche service available.

To book your place, please contact:

Professor Rossena Hussain (speaks only English) to 07896344407

Support in LAWA, Jael García (in Spanish and / or Portuguese) on 074 62 191 700

Classes are held at LAWA’s offices.

The Print House (3rd floor).

18 Aswhin Street

London E8 3DL

Close to the Dalston Junction underground station.

We still have spaces available!