News from our community

"Educate, Engage and Empower" - Registration open 2024

Asian Community Concern are a dedicated group committed to create a supportive environment for women to learn new skills, gain confidence and enhance their overall wellbeing.

The following classes are open:

  • English classes for beginners
    • Every Tuesday, from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Venue: Tesco Community Room, Bulls Brdige Industrial Estate, Hayes Rd, Hounslow, Southall, UB2 5LN
  • ESOL
  • Sewing
  • Self defence
  • Yoga for good health
  • Arts & crafts

Contact Philomina at [email protected] or call: 07825575849

Save 10% on open courses with AVA

As a thank you for your support and dedication to preventing VAWG, AVA are offering 10% off open courses booked in January.

  • Use code: 10AVA2024

*Offer applies to bookings made between 02/01/2024 - 31/01/2024 for any open course we have scheduled on our website. Enter the coupon code on the booking form to receive 10% off the price shown. For terms and conditions and our cancellation policy, see the FAQs page.

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Empowering Neurodivergent Women in the Workplace

The Growing Club is a social enterprise that has been providing women with employment and business skills training since 2016. They recently launched a campaign called "Empowering Neurodivergent Women in the Workplace." 

Through expert-led research, The Growing Club has produced a resource called "Empowering Neurodivergent Women/Gender Minority People in the Workplace." The booklet aims to help workplaces create more inclusive environments and empower neurodivergent women by providing them with information about the types of accommodations they can ask their employers for.


The View CiC launch new Cafe in the heart of King's Cross, London

The View CiC is a social enterprise dedicated to eliminating the oppression of women and highlight gender-based discrimination in the justice system. 

The View Magazine is a prison publication that now has over 15,000 paid subscriptions, including judges, barristers, and leading NGOs in the human rights and feminist third sector. 

The View excitedly launches The View Café, a social enterprise initiative that creates a positive and uplifting sensory experience for its customers. It showcases art by women in the justice system and women who have gone through trauma. The café is located in the heart of Kings Cross, and it's a place where creativity and feminine creativity come together. When you visit The View Café, you support a local independent business, and a community of artists who are using their creativity to heal and grow.

Address: The View Café, 13 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9DX

Email: [email protected]  

Events & Training

Post Xmas Wellbeing

Date: 23rd Jan 2024 | Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

You My Sister are helping shake off the post-Christmas/New Year blues with a wellbeing session. Join a mindfulness coach, Angelika to discover and practice relaxation techniques to use all through the year.

This online session is open to women only and any woman who has experienced abuse, support workers and allies.

Email: [email protected] 

Transnational Marriage Abandonment, domestic abuse and migrant women

Date: 8th February 2024 | Time: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Co-produced with Rights of Women, this online event covers the background of the phenomenon of transnational marriage abandonment, the issues facing abandoned women and the rights they are denied because of this form of abuse.


Status under the EU Settlement Scheme

Date: 6th February 2024 | Time: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

This FREE 2.5-hour online training course addresses status under the EU Settlement Scheme, including how to establish whether someone has status under the EU Settlement Scheme or whether someone has an application pending under the EU Settlement Scheme and how to access and evidence status under the EU Settlement Scheme once granted.


Supporting women and girls at risk of forced marriage and FGM in partnership with Imkaan

Date: 14th February 2024 | Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

This FREE online session will give professionals supporting women and girls an understanding of forced marriage and FGM in the context of violence against women and girls and the civil and criminal law remedies available to protect them.


Women in Public Work and their Safety

Date: 22nd January 2024 | Time: 6:30 pm

National Council of Women of Great Britain (NCWGB) are hosting a Zoom debate. The event will be led by NCW member, Jackie Taylor, who was elected as a councillor in Sandwell, West Midlands in 2014 and her colleague Lucy Caldicott, previously a councillor but now a charity leader and campaigner. They will share their personal experiences about how they protect their safety in person and on social media while working in public facing roles.

This topic will be of interest to women already in public roles, women thinking of entering public life or working in a role with direct contact with the public.


Change lives with the Believe Project by Motherwell Cheshire

The Believe Project is a relationship- based practice for mum's and pregnant women whose child/children may be subject to a child protection plan or whose child/children have recently been placed on a child protection plan (3 months or less)

To date, the project has been extremely successful, and our objective is to establish more individuals trained to deliver the Believe programme all over the country and have therefore introduced our Believe Ambassador Programme. The programme is a 2-day training package that trains individuals to become a Believe Ambassador to offer the training and support in their local area and in addition provides access to the resources that the project uses to deliver the service. 

The next training dates are 6th and 7th February. Which is a hybrid. Not only would you be helping and supporting mums within your local area, there is also an option for you to develop yourself and an opportunity for you to establish your own income stream.

The cost of the two day training is only £500, you will then have access to all the resources and work book, as well as email footer and you will have regular updates that link in with topic. 

Email: [email protected] 

Goal setting Workshop

ADHB Babes, a collective of Black women and non-binary people, are hosting a workshop that focuses on setting or reinforcing goals.


Family Court Crisis Unconference

Family Court Crisis is hosting a community Unconference this weekend, 20-21 January.

An Unconference is free, open to everyone and participant driven. This is a space for families, professionals and the wider community to gather to discuss problems in the family courts and design collective solutions, sharing valuable information and empowering communities. 


Peer Support Group (face-to-face) now open

Survivors' Network afternoon peer-support group which is taking place on Tuesdays is now open to gender-diverse survivors (this includes but is not limited to gender queer people, Non-Binary people and trans people).

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Bespoke training on economic abuse

Surviving Economic Abuse offers bespoke training on economic abuse. We have trained a wide variety of professionals, from customer support staff at banks and building societies to domestic abuse champions in the police force. Training is focused on building the capacity of frontline organisations to recognise economic abuse, advocate effectively for economic safety and address the systems issues that facilitate ongoing control by an abuser.

To book a course or for more information, visit the website or contact [email protected]