Islington Samira Project

Who can benefit from the project?

Funded by Islington council the Samira Project is a partnership project in Islington between IMECE Women’s Centre, Latin American Women’s Aid (LAWA) and Kurdish and Middle Eastern Women’s Organisation (KMEWO) supporting BME women aged 16+ who subject to VAWG including, domestic violence (DV) harmful practices (HP) such as forced marriage, (HBV) “honour” based violence and female genital mutilation (FGM).


The project provides holistic specialist support including information, crisis intervention, resettlement support, hand-holding support as well as support accessing the criminal justice system. The project is delivered in a range of languages including Arabic, English, Farsi, Gujarati, Kurdish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili and Turkish.

Women at all risk levels experiencing forms VAWG in Islington can be referred to or approach our services for support from our specialist BAMER advisors and IDVA services.

Language specific support available in:

  • Turkish
  • Kurdish Sorani
  • Somali
  • Urdu
  • Hindi
  • Persian
  • Arabic
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Interpretation services accessible via Language line for any language needs not covered within the service

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BAMER Network Meeting

Samira project also holds quarterly BAMER Network Meetings. The meetings aim to be an effective, innovative and responsive network meeting, which brings evidence based intelligence and best practice together to empower our members, communities and individuals, to tackle inequality and influence improvement in the planning and delivery of VAWG services. The network currently has roughly 120 members of local community BAMER specialist services.

If you or your services would like further information to join the BAMER Network or be included to the mailing list to be updated of future meetings, please do not hesitate to get in touch via the Samira inbox where one of our advisors will be able to assist.

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