nia stands in solidarity with Selma Taha

nia is horrified to read the statement issued by Selma Taha, Director of Southall Black Sisters, and formerly Manager of Advocacy and Interim Director of Operations at nia. The legal system is supposed to be built upon the principles of fair play and the equality of all under the law. Black women must be able […]

nia is celebrating Black History Month

In black and white … Audre Lorde lectures at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, 1983. Photograph: Robert Alexander/Getty Images

Black History month has been celebrated in the UK since 1987, Black History Month is an annual celebration that acknowledges the contributions, achievements, and history of Black African and Afro-Caribbean people around the world. nia is very pleased to be celebrating Black History month this October around the theme for this year of ‘Celebrating our […]

Changes at nia

Statement from nia

After 20 years in London, over 13 of them as CEO of nia, I am moving back to Yorkshire. As a result, I have decided to stand down as CEO. I think it is in nia’s best interests that the organisation has a London-based CEO, and therefore I will not be in a position to […]

nia opens a new refuge in north London

Jan (Mihrican) Mustafa

We are delighted to announce the opening of our new refuge: Jan’s Place. Jan’s Place has been set up to support women who are facing multiple disadvantages and who have been subjected to domestic and/or sexual violence, including involvement in prostitution. Living with multiple disadvantage means that in addition to the impacts of men’s violence, […]

Continuing our fight to defend single-sex services

  We are delighted that on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Polity will be publishing Defending Women’s Spaces, written by our CEO, Karen Ingala Smith. And, we’re pleased to announce our collaboration with Woman’s Place UK (WPUK) in a campaign to ensure that MPs and elected representatives receive […]

Anti-racism workshop

These events are designed to embed the anti-racist practice in the VAWG sector and to support the implementation of the Charter. We are holding workshops, training and seminars for both the Black and minoritised women’s sector/workers as well as the wider violence against women and girls (VAWG) sector. These workshops will also enable us to […]

Statement: nia warmly welcomes the recent statements by Women’s Aid (Federation England) and the Women’s Resource Centre

nia staff team

nia warmly welcomes the recent statements by Women’s Aid (Federation England) and the Women’s Resource Centre about the importance of women-only spaces, particularly for women victim-survivors of sexual and domestic violence and abuse, including prostitution. Being abused by a man, whether a partner, relative, associate or stranger, can have a profound impact on a woman’s […]

Child Q: A 15-year-old black girl at school in Hackney

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The news about the appalling treatment of child Q, has upset and angered us.  As is now widely known, this 15-year-old Black schoolchild was forced by police officers to strip naked, remove her sanitary protection and bend over, spread her legs and use her hands to spread her buttocks while coughing. In Hackney, north-east London, […]

Seminar: Dr Sukhwant Dhaliwal

Lunchtime Seminar: Thursday 3rd March 2022    12.00 – 13.00  Dr. Sukhwant Dhaliwal Seminar: Gender, violence against women and girls and fundamentalism Dr Sukhwant Dhaliwal is a Senior Lecturer at London Metropolitan University and a Senior Research Fellow at the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit at the University. She is the Course Leader for the […]

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