From 1 July 2015, Al Hasaniya’s work in Domestic Violence is changing. We are now part of the Angelou Partnership consisting of nine partners working across the three boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster, Hammersmith and Fulham. The Angelou Partnership offers specialist advice and support services tackling violence against women and girls across a network of agencies. Al Hasaniya will maintain and continue its specialist support to Arabic-speaking women for those living in the borough of RBKC in addition to the other boroughs.
Domestic violence is deeply destructive, damaging self-esteem and destroying families. Unfortunately it is highly prevalent in the Arabic-speaking community and is often considered to be an acceptable phenomenon. In addition women from different cultural and religious backgrounds can find it difficult to access mainstream services and ask for the help they need.
Our service provides practical and emotional support for women suffering any kind of physical or emotional abuse. We work closely with solicitors and advice agencies to provide a programme of advice, advocacy and referral, which assists the women to access help with legal, housing, welfare benefit and immigration issues.
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