Conference: Challenging inequalities, bridging gaps and ensuring fairness

16th October 2015, Islington Town Hall, N1 2UD

Islington BAMER Women’s Network held a conference Challenging inequalities, bridging gaps and ensuring fairness on 16th October 2015.

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About IMECE

IMECE Women’s Centre  is a woman only registered charity and company limited by guarantee, set up in 1982.  Its aim is to empower Black, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BMER) women, particularly Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriot women and improve quality of their lives.

We are part of several networks, forums and boards where we represent the interests of black and ethnic minority communities.

IMECE’s Values

Followings are fundamental values that we base our work on:

  • Equal access
  • User led
  • Confidentiality
  • Non judgemental approach
  • Open Complaint
User Consultation & Annual General Meeting 2015

User Consultation & Annual General Meeting 2015

IMECE WOMEN’S CENTRE CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO Annual General Meeting & User Consultation Friday, 27 November 2015 10:30-15:30 At Mildmay Community Centre Woodville Road N16 8NA Programme includes speakers, discussion, AGM business, music and lunch Crèche will be provided For further information and booking contact reception@imece.org.uk 0207 354... read more
Conference: Challenging inequalities, Bridging gaps and Ensuring fairness

Conference: Challenging inequalities, Bridging gaps and Ensuring fairness

  16th October 2015, Islington Town Hall, N1 2UD  Islington BAMER Women’s Network held a conference Challenging inequalities, bridging gaps and ensuring fairness on 16th October 2015. Islington BAMER Women’s Network, which was set up jointly by IMECE Women’s Centre, Latin American Women’s Aid and Kurdish and Middle Eastern Women’s Organisation, consists of local BAMER women’s organisations, statutory service providers, local policy makers and commissioners. The conference aimed to enable practitioners and service providers to have an increased awareness of the elements of BAMER and women specialist services in Islington. Over 100 people signed up for the conference but due to limitation of the space we had to turn many of them down. 92 representatives from a wide range of BAMER service providers and key stakeholders took part in the conference. We gratefully acknowledge the contribution made by all our keynote speakers Jeremy Corbyn (MP and Leader of Labour Party) , Maria Larasi (MBE, Executive Director of IMKAAN) and Cllr Asima Shaikh (Executive Member for Economic and Community Engagement) and Lela Kogbara (Assistant Chief Executive, Strategy & Community Partnerships, and Islington Council) who chaired the conference. The conference gave the opportunity for participants to share their views and raise key issues through a question and answer sessions. Conference summary and discussion of future directions Along with many other elements, BAMER Women’s Specialism are defined through, provision of culture and gender centred tailor-made holistic services, expertise knowledge on barriers and issues, commitment to equality and diversity and passion for empowering women from these communities. Islington BAMER Women’s Network is an important vehicle for policy influencing. BAMER women organisations provide a... read more

IMECE FUNDRAISING CONCERT

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Samira Project

Samira Project is a violence against BAMER (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugees) women and girls outreach project.
It is a partnership project between LAWA (Latin American Women’s Aid and IMECE (Turkish Women Speaking Group) providing advice, information and support to women from BAMER background in Islington who are experiencing any form of violence.

Volunteer Project

Empowering Turkish/Kurdish/Turkish Cypriot women who are unemployed and looking for work, in a safe and confidential environment and providing assistance to gain employability skills and experience in the UK.

ASCENT- Imece VAWG Services

ASCENT is a project of the London VAWG Consortium (made up of 22 organisations) made up of six partnerships funded by London Councils to deliver a range of services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

PURPLE DAY

Imece have organised Purple Day, the women’s film event as part of 20th London Turkish Film Festival, on 10 May 2015 at Rio Cinema.

There were 178 participants and the event programme included, screening of ‘Last Stop: Salvation’, discussion panel and reception. In the discussion panel the speakers, Mizgin Mujde Arslan ,film director and screenwriter, Feride Kumbasar ,Director of Imece Women’s Centre and Gulsun Kanat from Power of Solidarity spoke about womens issues from different angles.

The reception following the panels enabled the participants to network and share experiences.

IMECE Women’s Centre

2 Newington Green Road,
Islington, London N1 4RX

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IMECE Women’s Centre

2 Newington Green Road,
Islington, London N1 4RX

 

Contact details:

Office Line: 0203 227 3580
Advice and Information Line: 0207 354 1359
Email: info@imece.org.uk

 

Volunteer at IMECE

We recruit volunteers to support us on the following areas:

  • Running help line and reception
  • Providing information and advice
  • Supporting survivors of Violence Against Women
  • Providing counselling
  • Outreach
  • Assisting English classes
  • Involving in research and networking meetings
  • Organising trips, events, workshops and discussion groups

The volunteer will receive training and supervision to enable them to carry out the above task.

 

Memberships

One can become a supporter of the IMECE Women Centre if they are a woman and support the values of the IMECE Women Centre.

If you would like to become an individual member please download our membership form and post back to us.

There is a £2 application handling fee.