Samira Project

Samira Project is 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, KMEWO (Kurdish and Middle Eastern Women’s Organisation) and IMECE (Women Centre) providing advice, information and support to women from BAMER background in Islington who are experiencing any form of violence.

Violence against women and girls can include, but is not restricted to, domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, forced marriage, so-called ‘honour’ based violence, and female genital mutilation.

We aim to address the immediate safety needs of BAMER women at risk of harm to secure their and their children’s safety with a combination of information, advice, signposting and referrals onto appropriate service which will put them on the path to long term safety.

What do we offer?

  • Risk assessment
  • Safety planning for women and children
  • Advice in housing options and civil and criminal remedies.
  • Make referrals to other appropriate agencies that can help with matters such us welfare benefits, housing, immigration and other matters.

Referrals: We accept self and agency referrals. Referrals should be made by filling in our referral form or by telephone.

To download the Samira Referral Form and Samira Referral Pathway.

Confidentiality: Under IMECE’s confidentiality policy, the client’s information will be kept strictly confidential, unless there are safeguarding issues which must be reported to the authorities.

How to contact us?

If you would like to find out more about the service we provide please contact our project worker on 020 7354 1359

(Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)