Apna Haq is involved in writing reports on violence against women and girls (VAWG) from black and minority ethnic (BME) communities. Below are some examples of reports we have written or inputted to.
The Casey Review: Our response
In December 2016, Dame Louise Casey published an independent review, titled `The Casey Review: a review into opportunity and integration`.
We recognise the work that has been done by the government to support communities to integrate. However, Apna Haq would like to raise concerns around some of the points made in the review, particularly around the subject of Muslim women.
Sisters for Change
In July 2016, Apna Haq directors, staff and service users took part in research to inform the Sisters for Change report titled ‘Unequal Regard, Unequal Protection: Public authority responses to violence against Black and Minority Ethnic women in England’.
We undertook leadership voice interviews, and our service users took part in survivor voice focus group interviews – showcasing experiences to lead changes in policy at local and national levels.
The report concluded that the UK government and public authorities are not adequately safeguarding the rights of BME victims of violence or effectively supporting the service providers that support them.