Between 2010 and 2016, over 40 crucial women’s refuges have been forced to close as a result of government austerity cuts.
There are now entire regions in the United Kingdom where not a single women’s refuge exists.
The Mumtahina Jannat (MJ) Women’s Refuge Project – named after our founder and CEO Onjali Raúf’s beloved aunt – seeks to aid selected existing refuges by:
- Raising goods and funds to meet the basic needs of the women they serve;
- Assessing and planning improvements to the infrastructure;
- Mobilising volunteers to help improve the environment and resources available at the refuge; and
- Delivering a variety of arts-based workshops to enhance the experiences, knowledge and confidence of inhabitants.
We are currently working with two women’s refuges based in London and Kent respectively to identify ways in which we can help improve their environments and services. More details coming soon!
If you are interested in volunteering for this project, please SEE HERE.
If you are aware of a refuge that needs rejuvenating, please complete and submit the form below.