Imkaan ( @Imkaan ) Twitter Profile



UK-based, Black feminist, second tier organisation dedicated to addressing violence against Black and minoritised women and girls. RTs ≠ endorsement.


Joined on 2 November, 2010

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Happy 2021!

Want to join the Imkaan team? We're recruiting!

We have two new roles available, more info on our website.

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They seek to assist those who are apprehensive about going to mainstream services without support, such as the police and other statutory services.

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They work with service users who are victims of domestic abuse, sexual violence, honour-based abuse and violence, forced marriage and child sexual exploitation.

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They are a one stop shop for all women in the borough. They support women with no recourse to public funds that are not provided for by other agencies.

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P.H.O.E.B.E. - promotion of health, opportunities, empowerment, benevolence and equality for women

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This includes legal advice, help with temporary accomodation and visa applications, counselling and English classes. We also support women and their families by providing access to food, gas, and electricity.

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Since 2008, @PHOEBEIPS has been helping Black and Minoritised women and children across Ipswich and beyond. We are a specialist women's charity helping domestic violence victims and offer a variety of services.

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Services are delivered in five languages and have evolved over the years to respond to complex social issues and needs expressed by KMENA (Kurdish, Middle Eastern, North African) women in the UK.

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For many KMENA women who do not speak English, our specialist services is the only gateway for them to access other services.

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Our services are essential for KMENA women to protect them from violence, help them to reach safety and recover from the physical and emotional consequences of violence; and to enable them to lead independent lives.

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These issues include:
Domestic abuse and harmful practices; lack of employment opportunities; poor housing; insecure immigration status; racism and discrimination; and lack of confidence.

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@hopscotchawc sits at the intersection of gender and racial inequity. They support disadvantaged Black and Minoritised women struggling with poverty and unemployment through our culturally appropriate services.

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Their Homecare service provides a step into the world of work for Black & Minoritised women who struggle to get their foot through the door. They access the marginalised women facing abuse, offering trauma-informed support which is person-centred, in a world of generic services.

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They provide safe refuge accommodation and outreach services for women, children, and young people unable to access refuge accommodation.

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Through the provision of residential accommodation, they are able to provide women the more intense one-to-one support they often require to help them recover from the trauma of abuse, circumstances of homelessness and additional needs like mental health or substance misuse.

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Black, Minoritised and Refugee women who have suffered mental and physical abuse, forced marriage, honour-based violence and female genital mutilation.

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To Black and Minoritised women everywhere,

"Caring for myself is not self-indulgence. It is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare"

- Audre Lorde

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The group comprised of women from @EVAWuk, @SEAresource, #StepUpMigrantWomen Coalition, @rightsofwomen, @LAWALondon, @lawrsuk, @STagainstDA_, @SBSisters, @womensaid, @4refugeewomen, @AngelouCentre1, @SolaceWomensAid, thank you for this work.

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Our members have been on the frontline of anti-racism work for well over four decades. We acknowledge the hard labour, and heavy-lifting you have done, and continue to do, and we commit to collective mobilisation and activism with you, knowing that next year will be challenging.

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