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Sistah Space (Against Domestic Violence)

Sistah Space (Against Domestic Violence)

Why we need your help

Thank you for visiting our page and STANDING AGAINST DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE.

SISTAH SPACE works with African heritage women and girls who have experienced domestic or sexual abuse and those who have lost a loved one to domestic violence.

Our survivors are from many different sections of the African & Caribbean community, including the Rastafarian/ grassroots who are often on the fringes of society. Rastafarian women are among those who have the highest rate of under reporting. Our specialist service seeks to assist those who are apprehensive about going to mainstream services without support, such as the police and other statutory services.

SISTAH SPACE is run by a team of volunteers and we currently depend on the community to keep this crucial initiative going.

As well as advice and support, we provide practical help by providing hygiene products, such as sanitary pads, panties, bras, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soaps and other essential items. Much of which have been donated by the local community.

To meet the needs and ensure the safety of the Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) / Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) and volunteers who often attend an address or wait in the street at unsociable hours to collect survivors and take them to safety, we need to raise £4000 to purchase a vehicle for Sistah Space.

An additional £2000 will ensure that we can retain the services of an IDVA and ISVA as a sessional for one year as we currently have just one qualified IDVA/ISVA volunteering.

100 % of all donations will go to maintaining and supporting a SISTAH SPACE and its service users.

WHY DO WE NEED A SISTAH SPACE?
We are specialist in the needs of African heritage people. There is an epidemic of domestic and sexual abuse within the African, Caribbean and greater grassroots community. It is hardly spoken about. Also, it is essential that mainstream services receive more support to understand cultural issues such as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) or the complex beliefs of the Rastafarian faith.

'Sitting through a court case last year and hearing about the horrific murder of community giant, Valerie Forde and her 22 month old daughter, baby J in 2014 was the final straw for me. Valerie's death was so unavoidable. Now there are three siblings left without a mother. Sistah Space is a place they can go to and see themselves reflected. Ngozi Headley (IDVA, ISVA)

It is vital that the family and friends of victims have access to a venue that reflects their cultural heritage and where they can access help in a community environment. AIMS: To encourage African heritage survivors/victims to report abuse. To provide a safe, cultural venue for victims to disclose abuse in a confidential environment. To encourage community integration.

IMPACT: Your support will help send a message to perpetrators everywhere, that the African heritage family is a valued part of a wider community. We will not tolerate abuse in our community and END THE SILENCE ON VIOLENCE

15,796.02

raised so far

15796.02

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Mia Robinson

Running a marathon

0.00
Run for Sistah Space

Run for Sistah Space

25.00
Run for Sistah Space

Run for Sistah Space

764.00

Apr 12, 2021

Anonymous

300.00

Apr 12, 2021

Fiona

50.00

Apr 12, 2021

Anonymous

500.00

Apr 12, 2021

Anonymous

6.00
(plus 1.50 giftaid)

Apr 12, 2021

Everyday Froday and Kelechi Okafor

Hi Sistah Space This is the amount we have managed to raise from the Kelechi Okafor & Everyday Froday campaign. Hope this go to helping your cause. Many thanks


Apr 12, 2021

Tat and Gabriela

Thank you for your awesome work helping women and girls.

50.00

Apr 12, 2021

Anonymous


Apr 12, 2021

Anonymous


Apr 09, 2021

Helen

Sorry I couldn?t make the 97 march x


Apr 09, 2021

Lambert

Depression Violence Racisme

5.00

Total raised so far

15,796.02

Total plus Gift Aid 18,143.94

Direct donations

15,007.02

Raised offline 0.00

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