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.

From the day of LAWA’s founding in 1987, through two brave Latin American political refugees, until this day, LAWA continues to provide the only refuge for Latin American women and children in the UK and Europe. LAWA offers this lifeline to vulnerable women and a nationally vital service to one of the most marginalised but 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 landmark 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 three course dinner, Latin American performances and dance. It will take place at 1901 Ballroom, Andaz Hotel, 40 Liverpool Street, London, 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 at: http://lawadv.org.uk/gala2017

For further information about LAWA visit: http://lawadv.org.uk

This event is supported by the Big Lottery Fund.