Our support for Black and minoritised women and girls who have experienced violence is driven by our vision, aim and values.

Our vision

All women from Black and minoritised communities live their lives free from all forms of violence.

Our aim

To provide culturally appropriate support to women and their children facing issues of violence in their lives, based on holistic recovery and creating a platform for these voices to be heard, working alongside communities and agencies in eliminating these abuses.

This includes:

  • Quality, holistic provision: To ensure that Black and minoritised women and their children receive services which are appropriate to their needs and are treated with sensitivity, respect, dignity that enable them to live in safety. To ensure that Black and minoritised women and their children who have experienced issues of violence in their lives are aided towards achieving a better quality of life, through support, advocacy, information, training and community enterprise.
  • Empowerment: To support women to recover fully from their experiences of violence and create opportunity for survivors to explore their potential.
  • Prevention and improved responses: To raise awareness of Black and minoritised women’s experiences of violence against women and girls, and support more appropriate service and community responses through the provision of training to professionals and community members.
  • Voice: To ensure the voices across the full diversity of Black and minoritised women are heard.
  • Good governance and staff development: To develop Black and minoritised women’s leadership skills and opportunities through the continuation of a service led and staffed by and for Black and minoritised women.
  • Learning and improving: To maintain effective and ethical monitoring and evaluation systems that enable us to articulate our specialism and be engaged in continuous improvement.
  • Sustainability: To ensure Apna Haq receives sustainable levels of funding.
  • Communications: To ensure Apna Haq’s full range of services and specialisms is known and respected amongst ex-, current and potential service users, funders and stakeholders.

Our values

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