MASAKHANE exists to promote social inclusion of BME African people affected by domestic violence and abuse by providing platform to maximise opportunities and assisting them to integrate into society.

Domestic violence and abuse is far more common than you might think – 1 in 4 women & 1 in 6 men will experience some form of domestic violence in their lifetimes. In the UK alone, two women each week and one man every three weeks are killed by their partners or former partners.(ONS 2014/15)

PURPOSE

MASAKHANE exists to promote social inclusion of BME African people affected by domestic violence and abuse by providing platform to maximise opportunities and assisting them to integrate into society

VISION

To promote social inclusion of BME African people affected by domestic violence and abuse and assisting them integrate into society

Aims:

  • Increasing opportunities for African BME people affected by domestic violence and abuse
  • To increase partnership working between service providers.
  • Improve provider of support, advice and counselling

MISSION

To maximise opportunities for BME African people affected by domestic violence and assisting them to integrate into society

Activities:

  • Skills development and career advancement
  • To facilitate networking events
  • To run awareness-raising events for service providers
Promoting social inclusion of BME African people affected by domestic violence and abuse
Maximising opportunities for BME African people affected by domestic violence
Skills development and career advancement
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BACKGROUND

Most Black Minority Ethnic women/men fleeing Domestic Abuse experience all social exclusion issues, such as high unemployment, poverty, poor housing and lack of access to education and training. Most of them are either dependent on their husband/wife for income or are working for their husband.

PROJECTS

CROWN TOGETHER

Aims to improve bereavement support for people who have lost their loved ones during the lockdown, including refugees, asylum seekers and those on low income

WELCOME

Provided guidance, advice and advocacy to LGBT women from African BME communities who are victims of domestic violence. The project aims to bring other LGBT organisations together to learn from each other, tackle discrimination and social isolation (photo Gallery)

The Outcomes

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To reduce poverty of BME African communities.

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To improve education as a community organisation

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To increased number of volunteers available to help members of community

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To produce support groups

Provide support to BAME children whose parents died from Covid -19.

Thank You