Today we’re launching our Empowering Fund to mark a historical moment: the opening of
LAWA’s new refuge, the second of the only two refuges in the UK and Europe led by and for
Latin American women and children fleeing violence.
At a time when an average of 4 in 5 Black and Minority ethnic women survivors of violence
are being turned away from refuges given shortage of spaces, we are very proud to
announce that we will double our refuge capacity to accommodate more survivors and their
But we can only do this together. Become a partner of our Empowering Fund today by
committing to a small monthly donation that will guarantee the sustainability of our two
refuges and other life-saving services.
Government funding to BME refuges has been cut by half which means that now more than
ever we need your support. Join us on this journey to save and empower lives, sign up today
for LAWA’s Empowering Fund. By becoming a partner, you will also gain access to exclusive
benefits which may include partners’ newsletters, special postcards, restaurants’ discounts,
invitations to events and others.
There is no small donation. Click here to become a partner and sign up for a monthly
- £10 to finance a day of empowerment workshops for women and girls
- £25 to cover the costs of a psychosocial therapy session
- £50 to provide overnight accommodation for a woman with her children at one of our
You can also help us spread the word by telling your friends and sharing the link to our
Empowering Fund on social media together with the hashtag #EmpoweringFund
Today is only the start of a long journey so let’s kick off with a big push!
Together we can keep this flame alive, please share and retweet our posts on Facebook and
Twitter throughout the week!
Feminist love & solidarity,