This report examines the condition and effectiveness of the specialist BME ending violence against women and girls sector in London.
“Prioritise BME service providers in all contracts, especially if they are locally based as if the local council does not fund it, and funding comes up in the neighbouring council, we cannot apply for that funding. Direct local authority should take responsibility to have a local BME specialist services represented in contracts.”
Imkaan welcomes that candidates have committed to ensuring that BME women and girls are able to access appropriate support. It is important that this support covers all areas of VAWG and that it includes the protection of specialist BME ending VAWG organisations. Imkaan makes the following recommendations to the new Mayor:
Adapted from a previous Imkaan report, this research was funded by Trust for London.