Networks & forums
Apna Haq is both a member of, and contributes thought leadership to, several networks and forums that work to address violence against women and girls (VAWG) from black and minority ethnic (BME) communities in the UK.
Here are the networks, forums and organisations that Apna Haq works with.
Rotherham Ethnic Communities Network (RECN)
The RECN exists to provide support and voice and influence for the BME organisations of Rotherham. Founded by the Rotherham Ethnic Minority Alliance, Apna Haq is proud to be a member and for our CEO Zlakha Ahmed to chair the network.
Voluntary Action Rotherham
Along with many other charitable organisations in the area, Apna Haq belongs to the Voluntary Action Rotherham group, and is a member of Rotherham VCS Children, Young People and Families Consortium network.
The Fatima Network grew out of the Fatima Project (2014-2016), and now encompasses 15 UK-based black and minority ethnic (BME) women’s groups and organisations, which includes Apna Haq.
South Yorkshire Domestic Abuse Scrutiny Panel
Apna Haq are members of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) South Yorkshire Domestic Abuse Scrutiny Panel. We provide evidence and support with scrutinising cases of domestic abuse.
South Yorkshire Women’s VAWG forum
Our Chief Executive Zlakha Ahmed, is a co-chair of the Violence Against Women and Girls Forum operating throughout South Yorkshire.
Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse
The CSA Centre works to reduce the impact of CSA through improved prevention and better responses. Our CEO Zlakha Ahmed is a member of the Advisory board.
We are a member of Imkaan and their network, a national organisation also working to end violence against women from black and minority ethnic communities. Our membership gives us access to spaces and platforms in which we can collectively campaign and share expertise with other members.
Muslim Women’s Network
We are members of the Muslim Women’s Network – a small, national charity working to promote the needs of diverse, Muslim women. Our membership allows us to share and receive information and knowledge from other members, creating a movement of Muslim women’s voices.
National Working Group on Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
Apna Haq contributes research and knowledge to the National Working Group on CSE to eliminate all forms of sexual exploitation against children.
We adhere to National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines to conduct our work in the health sector. We were also panel members who inputted to the development of guidelines relating to violence and domestic abuse, such as the Domestic violence and abuse: multi-agency working guidelines in 2014, detailing how health services, social care and the organisations they work with can respond effectively.
Tell Mama is a UK-based organisation working to record anti-Muslim attacks across the country and connect victims to support. Our Chief Executive Zlakha Ahmed is a member of the Women’s Advisory Board. We accept case referrals from the Rotherham area.
Apna Haq are members of Women’s Aid, a UK-based charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. Our CEO Zlakha Ahmed is a member of the Board of Trustees.