Apna Haq exists to support black and minority ethnic (BME) women and girls in Rotherham, South Yorkshire who are experiencing any form of violence against women and girls (VAWG). Our long-term support helps women heal from the trauma of abuse and make the transition from crisis situations to safe, independent, violence-free lives.
We are also very active in our work against racism and Islamophobia which so often amplifies the violence experienced by black and minority ethnic women.
We are a survivor-led organisation with many years of experience in the forms of violence that disproportionately affect BME women, as well as an understanding of the cultural issues that these communities face when seeking support, such as language barriers and community pressures.
Our current work involves many BME communities in Rotherham including: Chinese, Thai, Iranian, African, Roma, Bengali, Caribbean, Indian, Yemeni, Pakistani, Muslim revert communities and others. We support women and girls in all their diversity, including from any religion or no religion, and of any sexuality, including women who identify as lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI).
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