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 […]

Above and beyond: Delivering support services remotely

Woman providing online support

Professor Liz Kelly, director of the Child and Women Abuse Studies Unit, and MA student Selma Taha, comment on the challenges faced by support services and frontline workers during the pandemic. Selma Taha is the Acting Director of Operations at nia and undertook her MA research whilst working full time as the Advocacy Services Manager. […]

Seminars – Juliet Coley

Juliet Coley

Juliet Coley is a Christian, mother, educator, black children’s book publisher, author and heart attack, heart surgery and cancer survivor.

Seminars – Sheila A Belgrave

Sheila A Belgrave

My experience spans 40 years in central and local government, private and voluntary social housing, specialising although not exclusively in housing management, change management, business planning, policy development, project management auditing, performance management and service improvements. SAB CONSULTANCY I am currently a consultant conducting equalities, diversity, inclusion, and unconscious bias training. I develop ED&I toolkits […]

Seminars – Degna Stone and Alaa Satir

Degna Stone

Degna Stone Degna Stone is an award-winning poet and editor living in north east England. She shares her home near the River Tyne with her husband, two teenagers and their chihuahua. Her third poetry pamphlet, Handling Stolen Goods (Peepal Tree Press), explores issues of race and class. Her latest, Weighing of the Heart (Blueprint), charts […]

Black History Month – Seminars

Seminars: We will hold a series of lunch time talks for our staff with women speakers of Black heritage addressing us on a range of topics falling within the broad theme this year of family with all the various challenges and dimensions that this can present for Black women. Our first speaker was: Joan Saunders-Reece […]

Black History Month

Black History Month

What is Black History Month? Carter G. Woodson was born in Virginia 1875, ‘the son of former slaves’. He was able to attend one of the few high schools for Black students having saved money from working as a coal miner.  He went on to gain several qualifications, including a PhD in history from Harvard, […]

A short statement from our Chief Executive, Karen Ingala Smith

Statement from nia

On 7 July 2021, Pink News released a piece which contains inaccuracies about me and about nia. About nia nia prioritises women, girls and children who have been subjected to sexual and domestic violence and abuse, including prostitution. It is not correct that nia ‘specifically excludes transwomen’ from our services, as was stated by Pink […]

nia is for all women

Statement from nia

At nia we prioritise women, women as a sex class. We recognise that race and class inequality intersect with sex inequality. nia rejects accusations that a feminism that prioritises women is white feminism.