WHAT IS P&ACT?
P&ACT Ending Harmful Practices Project is an AWRC-led, pan-London specialist Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Partnership of 12 BME 'by and for' service funded by MOPAC.
WHAT DOES P&ACT STAND FOR?
P&ACT stands for Prevention and Action through Community Engagement and Training. It is the largest BME specialist VAWG partnership in the UK, and the project successfully supported over 700 BME women and children at risk of harm during the pandemic.
HOW DOES THE PROJECT WORK?
Community-based advice and advocacy are provided to women in over 18 community languages across the partnership. With over 40 years of experience in the BME specialist VAWG sector, AWRC and its partners have pioneering expertise in working with women with multiple disadvantages and complex needs, including no recourse to public funds.
WHAT SERVICES DO P&ACT PROVIDE?
The partnership provides the following specialist services to women at risk of domestic abuse and harmful practices:
- One-to-one advocacy for BME women facing Domestic Abuse and harmful practices in 18 languages
- Community engagement and workshops
- Support groups for young women
- Specialist training for professionals on Harmful practices