Every person has the right to live a life free from violence

Help for women

At Panahghar, we understand how difficult it may be if you are a BAME person experiencing domestic, sexual or gendered abuse. Know that we are here for you and you're not alone.


Author: Frances Sheehan

How to refer

If you are concerned for someone else and suspect they may be experiencing domestic abuse, sexual abuse or gendered abuse, Panahghar can help you with referral support and advice.



BME specialist support is essential


of BAME women who experience violence do not formally report it to the police

1 in 4

BAME women have insecure immigration status with limited access to welfare & housing 


of BAME women experience abuse from multiple perpetrators and sometimes from the same family

*Sources: Imkaan, Vital Statistics, 2010. Zohra Moosa with Jessica Woodroofe, Poverty Pathways: Ethnic minority women’s livelihoods, The Fawcett Society, June 2009.