Asian Women’s Resource Centre

A Herstorical Perspective

Where Asian women come together to address issues of domestic violence

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Working towards ending violence against Asian women and girls

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Achievements

290 women improved their self-esteem and confidence and developed practical skills through participating in workshops/classes.

Achievements

Generalist advice and information services provided to 361 Asian women living in Brent and Harrow on Welfare benefits, Housing and Immigration.

Achievements

The SAARL domestic violence support service has provided support to a total of 91 women. This has included conducting risk assessments and safety plans.

Asian Women’s Resource Centre

A Herstorical Perspective

The Asian Women’s Resource Centre and a refuge project ASRAA began in the 1970’s with urban grant aid funds and a grant from social services. It was set up in a similar way to other sister organisations, where a group of Asian women came together to address issues of domestic violence that mainstreams organisations were not meeting at the time. These inequalities stemmed from racism, lack of cultural understanding, language support, lack of awareness of domestic abuse and inadequate welfare provisions.

In 1980 the Centre became independent from the refuge and became known as the Asian Women’s Resource Centre in its own right. Through these premises the AWRC provided advice, support and information on various issues such as; immigration, nationality, advice on domestic violence and Gujarati classes. Over the years, the services involved, several funding applications were made by the AWRC, and eventually a successful funding proposal for premises was submitted to Harlesden City Challenge board. We are now based at 108 Craven Park, Harlesden, a three storey building which was leased to the organisation for 120 years in 1997.

 

Services are provided in the following community languages : Gujarati, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Tamil and English.  
Call 020 8961 6549/ 5701 or Contact Us.

The AWRC is supported by

Our partners

  • John Lyon's Charity
  • Brent Council
  • London Councils
  • National Lottery
  • OISC
  • Investor in People
  • Advice Quality Standard

Contact us

AWRC
108 Craven Park
Harlesden
London
NW10 8QE

T: 020 8961 6549/ 5701