We would like to send out a massive thanks to the ladies of the Leech Family who started a private crowd funder to support us and managed to raise us a whopping £506!
Cathy, Jo and Helen you are AMAZING !
Thanks to your fantastic initiative and generosity we will be able to support 5 more families in our Refuge.Thanks a million for helping us make a difference in the lives of migrant women and children fleeing violence! We need more people like you 🙂
For its tenth anniversary, CASA Festival joins forces with two of London’s leading off-West
End theatres, Southwark Playhouse and Arcola Theatre, to offer London audiences eight weeks of brilliant Latin American theatre and culture.
The festival kicks off at Arcola with Sergio Blanco’s highly-acclaimed Thebes Land returning for a five-week run, ahead of a five-week season of four acclaimed international shows and three exciting new works by UK-based Latin American artists at Southwark Playhouse. Completing the programme are: a new verbatim piece about violence against Brazilian women and girls who live in the UK, a new theatre show about Peru and its food, and an eight-week festival of play readings of Latin America’s most exciting contemporary voices.
To check the entire programme and book your tickets, go to the festival’s website!
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!
Watch a testimonial from an empowered survivor ==> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvqv92t_kbg&t=38s
Facebook ==> https://www.facebook.com/LatinAmericanWomensAid/
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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!!
We are offering a free 4 week introduction to Yoga summer class, starting from Thursday 29th of June, 6pm!
Spaces are limited so sign up and come join us!
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:
- They offer a range of support services for Latin American and Black and minority ethnicity women and children #ILoveSmallCharities Latin American Women’s Aid
- They run the only women’s refuge for the Latin American community in the UK since 1987 #ILoveSmallCharities Latin American Women’s Aid
- They organise regular events such as cinema clubs, children’s fun days, yoga, picnics, excursions, pamper days, museum visits and English classes #ILoveSmallCharities Latin American Women’s Aid
- They actively advocate for gender equality and promote women’s rights #ILoveSmallCharities Latin American Women’s Aid
- They help women to recognise when they are affected by domestic violence and identify the dynamics of abuse #ILoveSmallCharities Latin American Women’s Aid
- They empower women to become independent and take control of their own lives #ILoveSmallCharities Latin American Women’s Aid
- They support children in overcoming the trauma of the abuse they experienced and prevent long-term mental health damage #ILoveSmallCharities Latin American Women’s Aid
- They provide practical and emotional support that women and children from ethnic minority backgrounds require to exit a violent home, helping them overcome their additional barriers to safety such as language, insufficient knowledge of UK systems and fear of the UK authorities #ILoveSmallCharities Latin American Women’s Aid
- They are a gateway towards integration by encouraging women to become active members of the community #ILoveSmallCharities Latin American Women’s Aid
- They increase awareness in the wider community of issues faced by women and children from ethnic minority communities #ILoveSmallCharities Latin American Women’s Aid
- They involve service users in the continuous development of their services #ILoveSmallCharities Latin American Women’s Aid
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also check the Facebook event.
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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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!