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

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.


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


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.



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.