End Violence and Racism Against ESEA Communities (EVR) is an intergenerational anti-racism organisation using intersectional approaches to educate on, redress and prevent structural racism and inequalities directed against East and Southeast Asian communities. This is in the context of rising racism and discrimination towards all minoritised groups, with whom the group seeks to build allyship and solidarity. In addition to advocacy work, EVR supports members of the East and Southeast Asian communities by providing a range of mental health support services.
Jewish Women’s Aid is the only specialist organisation in the UK supporting Jewish women and children affected by domestic violence and sexual abuse. One woman in four will experience domestic abuse in her lifetime and one woman in five will experience sexual assault in her lifetime. All women are affected, regardless of age, education, class, lifestyle or religion; the Jewish community is no different. Jewish Women’s Aid exists to support and empower women and girls in the Jewish community who are affected by these issues, and seeks to prevent violence by increasing awareness, education and understanding. It provides client-centred support for women and children, by women.
Plymouth & Devon Racial Equality Council (PDREC) believes that to build a fair and just society everyone must have an equal chance to live, work and learn free from prejudice, discrimination and racism. Its vision is to create a county where people from different ethnic backgrounds, cultures and faiths have equal life chances and live in mutual respect. PDREC values diversity and works in partnership with individuals and organisations that are also committed to race equality. Its services include a casework, advocacy and advice service for black, Asian and ethnically diverse people on subjects including benefits and debt, racism, religious or domestic abuse, housing, and child protection.
Race Equality Foundation, a national charity tackling racial inequality in public services, has been commissioned by the London Borough of Camden to undertake engagement work with black, Asian and minority ethnic autistic people and their families. The project aims to explore experiences across the life course and make recommendations to services to improve autistic people’s experiences and outcomes. Informal discussions will take place with autistic people and their families, which will inform the development of a race equality action plan.
Runnymede trust is the UK’s leading race equality think tank that has been working tireless to challenge racial inequality in Britain for more than 50 years. It is a proudly independent organisation that speaks truth to power on race and racism without fear or favour, and is not swayed by political agenda, profit, or popular opinion. It is led by an authentic, ethnically diverse team who draw from their lived experience and that of the group’s wide and inclusive community and partnership networks. From broadening the curriculum to exposing the Windrush scandal, their work is rooted in challenging structural racism and its impact on their communities. Runnymede Trust’s authoritative research-based interventions equip decision-makers, practitioners and citizens with the knowledge and tools to deliver genuine progress towards racial equality in Britain.
Led by and for black and minoritised women, Southall Black Sisters provides a specialist service to some of society’s most marginalised victims of abuse. The organisation takes a comprehensive, deliberate and directed approach to casework by developing comprehensive safety plans and facilitating access to legal advice and representation on issues ranging from family to immigration. It works to secure support from key statutory and voluntary services such as the police, social services, housing authorities and refugee groups, as well as to provide practical and emotional support such as counselling, peer support and therapy work. As a result of successful lobbying during the passage of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021, SBS is now leading a UK-wide partnership Support for Migrant Victims pilot scheme funded by the Home Office.
Stand Up To Racism is a nationwide movement which aims to tackle the influx of discriminatory rhetoric across the world and demand a society where racism is no more. The movement focuses on working to put a stop to racist attacks and saying no to Islamophobia and anti-Semitism, as well as defending the rights of migrants. The group organises demonstrations and solidarity protests to support these aims and to mobilise support for communities facing attacks from the Far Right.
Stopwatch focuses on campaigning against the over-policing of marginalised communities. It was formed in 2010 as a coalition of academics, lawyers, civil society organisations and community stakeholders, to promote fair, effective, and accountable policing in England and Wales. The group’s primary focus is on stop and search. Stopwatch researches stop and search outcomes and uses its findings to act against disproportionality and injustice. The organisation campaigns for evidence-based policies, challenging police malpractice and empowering overpoliced communities to seek solutions for instances of personal harassment and abuse.
The Sharan Project offers support to South Asian women in the UK, offering free impartial, confidential and culturally sensitive support, advice and information on key life skills, plus information on a range of issues including health, housing, employment, education, financial and legal. The volunteer-led organisation was founded in 2008 by Polly Harrar, a South Asian professional based in the United Kingdom who recognised the complex needs of South Asian women in the UK and the increasing demand for culturally sensitive, tailored support, practical advice and information to empower women to rebuild their lives. The Sharan Project takes a holistic approach to ending violence against women and girls.
UK Chinese Women Connect (UKCWC) reduces isolation and empowers Chinese women in the UK to achieve their full potential, helping them to understand British culture better while maintaining their cultural heritage. Chinese women in the UK face great challenges, especially without the traditional support from family; they often give up on career progression quickly and find it hard to blend in with local British communities. UKCWC provides social networking events and regular online seminars where experts are invited to share their experiences and offer advice, giving opportunities for women to share stories and support one another.