The Essential Women Foundation is a project designed to reach out to women of colour who have experienced Domestic Abuse, Domestic violence, Sexual assault. It is known that BAEM survivors are often invisible, not only to society, but also to the organisations and networks which aim to support them, This leads to them suffering from stigma and isolation. The foundation provides financial support to women and men with children transitioning from refuges to independent living.
According to Women’s Aid; Regardless of the experiences, women from black, Asian or minority ethnic communities are likely to face additional barriers to receiving the help that they need.
AIMS OF THE PROJECT
1. THE ESSENTIAL WOMEN
Let’s women and of colour know that regardless of their income they will be supported: Provide information, financial support, and access to the survivor activist community.
2. BREAKING COMMUNITIES STIGMA
Empower survivors to become visible, enabling them to create a better life for them and their children so they can then help others even if it’s by sharing their story.
3. HOW CAN WE HELP?
Giving female survivors opportunities to access financial support which is vital to the transition of going from a refuge to independent living, from victim to a survivor.
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5. SURVIVORS' INITIATIVE
The Survivors’ Initiative is a scheme to creating a space for female survivors and professionals to come together for informal support, knowledge and facilitating activism. This is achieved through providing high end on-line empowerment seminars, regular events, pamper days and retreats which connect women of colour with those from other ethnicities, professionals and other survivors. All proceeds go back into the foundation to support more people by providing a structured platform for all to be a part of the change.