This briefing paper provides a review of the 2017 Good Practice Briefing, uncivil partnerships? reflections on collaborative working in the ending violence against women and girls sector. It also draws on Imkaan’s work with their members and their experiences of partnership work.

This briefing paper has been written to provoke thought, and spark ongoing discussion and conversation within organisations and between individuals. Hopefully, this will help to strengthen and improve our approach to
collaborative work as a sector.


This briefing is created by the 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.

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