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Your support will go a long way today!

Since the beginning of 2017 we are partners with GlobalGiving, a crowdfunding platform. And today, GlobalGiving is offering us a unique opportunity: all donations to our crowdfunding project will be 50% matched. TODAY ONLY!

What does this mean? Your generosity will allow us to do so much more for survivors of violence and sex trafficking. Every penny goes towards saving and transforming the lives of the women that live in our refuge, which is the only of its kind in the UK and Europe.

Today you can help create a brighter future for these women and their children.

THANK YOU for your fantastic support once again. Please share this email with your friends and family, and let’s make the most of bonus day!

Donate here ==> https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/create-safe-spaces-for-survivors/

Watch a testimonial from an empowered survivor ==> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvqv92t_kbg&t=38s

Follow us:
Facebook ==> https://www.facebook.com/LatinAmericanWomensAid/
Twitter ==> https://twitter.com/lawalondon

 

Cake sale

Yesterday the LAWA team hosted a cake sale in our office, to raise funds for our crowdfunding campaign. The team baked delicious cakes, and we spent the day meeting and greeting our neighbours, telling them about our work and our crowdfunding.

All the money raised in the cake sale will be donated to the campaign TODAY. And why today? Because it’s bonus day, which means that every donation will be 50% matched. It’s a unique opportunity for us, as we are trying to reach a £20,000 goal!!

DONATE HERE!!

We can win £150

And there is a very simple way you can help us win!

Between June 19 and 24, Lawa will be participating in the #ILoveSmallCharities competition on Facebook. If we win, we will get £150 (which will, of course, be used to support the women and children living in our refuge)! You can help by posting on the competition page (just click here: https://www.facebook.com/smallcharityweek) the following sentence: “I love Lawa because (you can use one of the reasons below or come up with your own!”). You have to use the #ILoveSmallCharities tag and include our name Latin American Women’s Aid.

Here are a few suggestions (please don’t forget to add the hashtag #IloveSmallCharities and also to tag our Facebook page, which is this one: https://www.facebook.com/LatinAmericanWomensAid

I love Lawa because:

Join us next week: challenging inequalities, bridging gaps and ensuring fairness

The Islington BAMER (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee) Women’s Network (which we are a part of) presents its second conference, which will take place next week, on June 13th from 9:30 to 13:30 (Assembly Hall, Islington Town Hall, London N1 2UD)

The theme is “Challenging Inequalities, Bridging Gaps and Ensuring Fairness” and the programme includes guest speakers, videos, case presentations and discussions.

To book your place, please send an email to anil@imece.org.uk

You can also check the Facebook event.

 

We have a newsletter!

We are happy to announce that we now have a newsletter! We think this will be an amazing tool to get in touch with our supporters, as well as making new connections and spreading the word about our work, our community and share important news.

To subscribe, simply fill the form below. We promise to deliver quality content. And, of course, we are happy to receive suggestions and feedback.

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Understanding the crisis of the domestic violence services in the UK

You probably heard or read somewhere about the cuts of public funding for domestic violence services (refuges or shelters) in the UK. But how exactly is that happening? The government might say they are helping the victims of abuse, so what is really going on?

Well, this video – produced by the amazing Sister Uncut – will help you understand this crisis, that especially affects small charities that provide specialised services, like us.

That’s why we are finding new ways to fundraise, such as creating crowdfunding projects. Together, we are stronger!

Rape Crisis England & Wales’ survey

If you have a moment, please take part in this survey, which will help Rape Crisis England & Wales to develop new online services to improve their support for survivors or rape and sexual abuse.

The survey is anonymous.

The online survey is an opportunity for women to have a say about what they want to see created. The survey is open until 30th June and will also be available in Polish, Punjabi (Pakistani form), French and Hindi very shortly.

Take part by clicking here!

VAWG costs society £40 billion annually

The Women’s Budget Group has published a briefing with key facts about violence against women and girls, as well as key policy issues impacting this problem.

Some of the facts and figures on the report:

  • It is estimated that up to 3 million women experience domestic violence each year and 450,000 women are victims of sexual violence annually.
  • The total costs of VAWG to society are estimated at £40bn annually.
  • The government’s VAWG strategy recognises the scale of the problem, but is not backed with sufficient funding for either victims’ services or preventive interventions to reduce the incidence of VAWG in the longer term.
  • WBG calls on the government to put in place ongoing funding for VAWG services that is adequate to meeting needs of victims and allows for investment in preventive measures, such as Sex and Relationships Education in schools.

You can download the full briefing here.

Microvolunteer opportunity!

Would you like to volunteer with us but can’t find the time? Are you a creative graphic designer? 

We need your help to design a glamorous save the date invitation! We’ll be sending these out for a GALA that we will be holding to celebrate 30 years of our life saving and life changing work. We need someone to help us design them. Can you give us a hand?

Here’s some information about us and the event:
We are a migrant women’s charity that runs the only refuge in the UK for Latin American Women and children fleeing violence. For 30 years we have been fighting violence against women and girls and empowering women to help themselves through our unique refuge support. We believe the vital impact of our dedicated work and the inspiring journeys of amazing survivors need to be celebrated! So we are hosting a grand gala in a 5-star hotel in London to bring together service users, supporters, friends, partners and funders to celebrate and thank everyone for their contribution to our cause.

You can find a more detailed briefing here, or drop us an email (salma@lawadv.org.uk) if you have any questions, we would love to hear your ideas!