The briefing paper draws on Imkaan’s own communications work, as well as the
communications work of the BME ending VAWG sector and the diverse social justice activists and thinkers who together make up our collective ending VAWG movement. We do not attest to knowing a perfect or ‘right’ way to communicate about violence against Black and minoritised women and girls, but in this briefing we present methodologies of purpose and integrity that are rooted in an intersectional approach through fundamentally centring the voices, experiences, and demands of Black and minoritised survivors of violence.

As with our previous briefings, this is not a technical ‘how-to’ guide or an in-depth research piece. This paper has been written with a view to provoking thought and dialogue within and between organisations and individuals, with the hope that this will help to strengthen our work as a sector, and contribute to moving us closer to our vision of a safe and equal world.


This briefing is created by Imkaan.

It is produced by funding from London Councils for the Ascent Support Services to Organisations project. 

About Ascent

Ascent is a partnership project undertaken by the London Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Consortium, delivering a range of services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, under six themes, funded by London Councils. The second tier support project aims to address the long term sustainability needs of organisations providing services to those affected by sexual and domestic violence. The project seeks to improve the quality of such services across London by providing a range of training and support. 

Women’s Resource Centre is the lead partner in the Support Services Strand where we work together with 5 partner organisations:

Rights of Women


Women and Girls Network

Against Violence and Abuse (AVA)


Find out more about the Ascent project here.

Ascent logo