Thank you for your interest in supporting our organization. With your help, we can change and save the lives of hundreds of people fleeing gender-based violence. All the help we receive is vital to continuing our work.
While public funding for shelters is drastically decreasing, violence is not. Due to government cuts, many refuges are facing closure and this threatens lives. Women and children trying to break free from violent partners, child abusers and sex traffickers, have fewer and fewer spaces to go. Migrant women are additionally vulnerable: often destitute, with limited English skills, and don’t know their rights. Around 50% of refuges for ethnic minorities have been forced to close their doors due to lack of resources.
We need your help.
Your monetary donation is vital in supporting victims of domestic violence. You can become a monthly donor by joining our Empowering Fund campaign here. You can also make an individual donation by clicking on this link.MAKE A DONATION
Other ways to donate:
If your company is looking for a charity of the year or ways to engage with the community, please get in touch with our Development Officer at email@example.com to find a way of working together.
You can direct a cheque to Latin American Women’s Aid
Latin American Women’s Aid
Account number: 00032020
Charities Aid Foundation Bank
If you have experience organising fundraising events and wish to do one on behalf of LAWA, please contact us so we can discuss how we can support you to reach a greater number of people. Our members of staff could attend the event, we have brochures and materials to share information about our work, and we can support you on social media. For more information, contact Angie, our Development Officer, directly at the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are constantly looking for positive and energetic Black and Minority Ethnic women to join our team. We are led by and for women of our community and therefore, our volunteer programme is exclusively for Latin American and other Black and Minority Ethnic women. However, we do not rule out the passion and skills that women from different cultural backgrounds can bring to our organisation. If you do not have the profile we are looking for, but you are interested in supporting us, please consider donating, sharing our social media content and supporting our public campaigning activity.
We seek skills in different areas for different roles, thus we accept different professional profiles. It is preferable that you speak English and at least one Latin American language – Spanish or Portuguese.
We request a minimum commitment of 6 months (8 months for counselling volunteers). These are some of the areas in which you could support us:
- Case Work Support
- Community Engagement
- Translation and Interpreting
- Communication & Social Media
- Graphic Design
- Events and Activities
You can download the volunteer application form HERE and send it to email@example.com. We begin a new volunteering cycle every 6 months but, unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are running the program at a limited capacity with less volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a counselling volunteer, we accept applications throughout the entire year. Make sure you indicate in the email subject that you are applying for this area.
Applications received after the 25th of January 2021 will be considered in June. We are now in the process of contacting applicants who have sent their applications before this date.
Thank you for your interest in working at LAWA. We have the following vacancies:
Refuge – Home coordinator: You can find the Job Description and information on how to apply HERE. Deadline: 7th May 2021
Housing Legal Adviser: You can find the Job Description and information on how to apply HERE. Deadline: 7th May 2021
Thank you for your interest in working at LAWA. At the moment we have the following vacancies:
Communications Officer. To see the full Job Description click here. Deadline: 28th February 2021.