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Join us at our Gala to Celebrate our 30th Anniversary!

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.

 

A big thank you to our amazing Crowd funding supporters!

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 🙂

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Latin American Theatre Festival

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!

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: