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Iranian & Kurdish Women's Rights organisation

PO Box 65840
London
EC2P 2FS

02079206460
http://www.ikwro.org.uk/

The Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation provides advice and support to Middle Eastern women and girls living in the UK who are facing ‘honour’ based violence, domestic abuse, forced marriage or female genital mutilation.


Local Organisations

» Abbey Centre

Works with Arabic speakers and Bangladeshis in SW1 and the others in the local community to improve their quality of life, through a programme of health and social activities. For example, women only exercises, cooking, grow and eat sessions, massage, emotional support, childcare training, community interpreting courses and business support for new enterprises. Classes vary from year to year so do check with The Abbey Centre for what is currently available.

» Abundance Arts

Music, dance, story telling. Cultural education and therapeutic benefits.

» Advocacy Project, The

Provides free, independent and confidential Advocacy and User Involvement services to people with learning disabilities, people using or wishing to use mental health services and older people in local communities within London.

» African Womens Care

African Women Care is primarily as a self help group to deal with issues affecting women and children from the Black African Community living in the UK. Our work addresses issues of poverty, disadvantage, women’s disempowerment, unemployment, health, social exclusion and skills development...

» Age UK

At Age UK we provide services and support at a national and local level to inspire, enable and support older people. We stand up and speak for all those who have reached later life, and also protect the long-term interests of future generations.

» Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women's Centre

Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women's Centre serves the needs of Moroccan and Arabic-speaking women and their families in London and the UK.

» Albahdja

Our aim is to encourage fitness for women. We have a homework club for children, women's exercise class and education.

» Anglo-Egyptian Society

Hospital visits, education, advice, support, health and social welfare, prison visits, interpreting, help in completing forms.

» Arabic Families Service

Provide a range of therapies to parents, families, children and young people from the Arabic/ Muslim community who may be experiencing emotional, behavioural or psychological problems. Also provides consultation service to other service providers who are working with the Arabic/ Muslim community. An awareness of the Islamic faith and culture underpins all aspects of the service.

» Avenue's Youth Project

Our mission is “ To offer young people living and working in the North Westminster area access, using youth work strategies, to a range of high quality, formal and informal learning and recreational opportunities. This will enable young people to: constructively challenge the personal, social and educational disadvantages they face, lead positive, creative and fulfilled lives, contribute to the communities of which they are part.

» Bangladesh Centre

Provide information, advice and advocacy, free healthcare, hostel facility for new arrivals and english classes.

» Baraka Youth Association

Supplementary School

» Bayswater Families Centre

Provide advice, support and education to homeless people, refugee families and domestic violence victims.

» Bishop Ho Ming Wah Association & Community association

Provides appropriate services to those in need and also organises and participates in many fun educational and cultural activities for the Chinese community.

» Black and Ethnic Minority Diabetes Association ( BEMDA)

Raises awareness of diabetes and potential complications within the BME communities. Run juvenile diabetes project. Patient Support Groups sessions. Publications, including newsletter & Nutrition guidelines. Diabetes focused expert patient training for the management of the chronic condition. Healthy living initiatives, diet & physical activities; Drop-In & Advice Services; Diabetes-related research, studies & conference focus groups, education, training & workshops.

» BME Residence Group

Participation of BME groups on commitees and community organisations, working with private and public organisations to inprove the quality of life for BME groups, encourage friendship and promote awareness.

» Breathe Easy (British Lung Foundation)

Conduct research to increase survival rates, improve diagnosis, treatment and care, and develop understanding of lung diseases. Support young scientists to encourage them to develop their careers in the field of respiratory research.

» Buddha Light International Association (BLIA)

Uniting devotees and the monastic in promoting Buddhism through education, cultural and charity events.

» Cardinal Hume Centre

Homeless Charity running 6 projects hostels, education, family day centre, advice, GP surgery

» Carers Network

Our vision is that every unpaid carer in the areas in which we operate is recognised and leads a healthy, fulfilling life with control over their caring role.

» Central Gurdwara (Khalsa Jatha)

This is a religious institution established in 1908. Promotes Sikh religion. Philosophy of one God and universal brotherhood.Runs Sunday School for teaching and music. Register marriages, conduct religious and social functions.Receives visits from schools, universities and other organisations.

» Central London Youth Development Trust

Working with children and young people from diverse communities to increase their aspiration and improve social behaviours. Currently Clyd have been running the following programmes: mentoring; supplementary education, supplementary education; youth ambassaddor programme; faith culture in diversity; earn & leard (employment); spot and focus (video production).

» Chelsea Methodist Church, Narthex Pastoral Centre

Our volunteers provide food, laundry and shower facilities to homeless men and women. We run a children's school, elderly peoples group, yoga and psychological support, counselling for young people, support for depression.

» Chinese Community Centre

Aim to improve the quality of life and well being of chinese community, particularly those who are disadvantaged, isolated or vulnerable.

» Chinese Information and Advice Centre

The Chinese Information and Advice Centre (CIAC) provides free information, advice and support to disadvantaged Chinese people in our community living in the UK.

» Chinese National Healthy Living Centre

Reduce the health inequalities in the UK chinese community and offer a positive and holistic approach to healthy living.

» Clement James Centre

The ClementJames Centre is an award-winning charity that empowers the community to release its potential through education and employment support in one of London’s most deprived areas (in North Kensington)...

» Confederation of African Organisations

Eradication of illiteracy and poverty and research into alternative medication.

» Dalgarno Supplementary School

Classes for children (English, Arabic, IT, Maths, Sport Quraan). Also arrange trips outside London.

» Depaul Trust

Residential project for 16-25 homeless adults. We run training schemes and education for young offenders, asylum seekers and young people who have been in care.

» DreamArts Programmes, including out of school art based therapy provision for children, young people and families

DreamArts is an agile and lean charity. We put 90% of our funding directly into our work with young people.Express Collective is our pioneering creative and therapeutic arts programme addressing challenges affecting vulnerable young people. Family Express enables parents and children to form stronger relationships.Express 1-2-1 provides individual and parent-child therapeutic arts support for those finding it difficult to manage their emotions and behaviours.

» Ebony Steelband Trust

Steelband services for disability and for all age groups, Steelband parties. We run a millenium volunteer project 16-24.

» Emanuel Evangelical Church

We function as a church during the weekend. During the week we do community family work: We run a cofee morning for women, parents and children under 5, free of charge. From there we identify other needs, eg family crisis. We have youth service, and adult service.

» Eritrean Community Support

Training, helping children with homework, Support with English language, advice and information, referal letters, helping women back to work, advice on immigration.

» Ethiopian Women's Empowerment Group

Works with women, BME communities, migrants and refugees providing befriending/mentoring, benefits advice, emotional support or counseling, employment support, ESOL classes, Healthy eating, physical activities.

» Faik Coniga

The main activities are Drop in, advice, information, consulting, education, social services.

» Family Friends

Family Befriending and mentoring

» FORWARD

FORWARD (Foundation for Women’s Health Research and Development) is committed to gender equality and safeguarding the rights of African girls and women.

» French African Welfare Association (FAWA)

Range of services for the African particularly French speaking communities.

» Genuine Empowerement of mothers in society

Provide personal development training, empowerment focusing on women, advocacy, advice, skills training, health information, national policy.

» Healthier Life 4 You

Healthier Life 4 You promotes Emotional & Physical Wellbeing to local residents/communities including BME communities (African, Afro-Caribean, Black British, Asian, Irish and others).

» Healthwatch Central West London

We aim to empower and represent the diverse communities of our boroughs to engage, provide evidence and influence the planning and delivery of publicly-funded health and social care services. Help ensure community voice counts when it comes to shaping and improving local health and care services. Provide information to help people access and make choices about their health and well-being services.

» Hear Women (GarGar Foundation)

Our projects aim to empower women through education, knowledge sharing, advice and capacity building. We focus on four main areas; Women in Business, Women and Health, Learning for Women and Gender equality. We also work with women, men, and youth, community leaders...

» Henna Asian Women's Group

Henna has been in the Kilburn area for over 30 years providing women only services to both residents and new immigrants to the country. We offer services in Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.

» Hodan Somali Community

Sport/recreation, Children/Young people, Elderly/Old People, People with disabilities, People of a particular ethnic or racial origin, Provides services, Provides advocacy/advice/information

» India Welfare Society

Advice and counciling, information, cultural activities and social functions.

» Iranian & Kurdish Women's Rights organisation

The Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation provides advice and support to Middle Eastern women and girls living in the UK who are facing ‘honour’ based violence, domestic abuse, forced marriage or female genital mutilation.

» Iranian Association

Information and advice on education, welfare, housing and immigration, health projects, Culture and Arts, Counselling, Life In The UK Test

» Islamic Cultural Centre & Mosque

I offer islamic services to patients/staff at St Mary's hospital and also to the local Muslim community.

» Kalayaan

Advice, Support and advocacy for migrant domestic workers in the UK.

» Kensington Temple/ Portuguese Group

We preach the gospel and assess our members about spiritual, material and psychological matters.

» Kongolese Centre for information & Advice

It provides a range of services to asylum seekers, refugees, French/Lingal speakers experiencing a language barrier.

» Kulan Somali Organisation

Provide one to one advice and information on housing, benefits, employment, training and offer advocacy.

» Kurdish and Middle Eastern Women's Organisation

Advice and advocacy; Education and training; Campaigning and lobbying; Interpretation and translation; Volunteering project; Honour based violence forum...

» KwaAfrica

Provides services to Children and Families affected by HIV/AIDS in the UK and in Africa. Aim to improve the quality of lives of people affected by HIV/AIDS.

» Latin-American Community Assoc (Latca)

We provide advocacy services in health, housing, education and welfare benefits. Referrals. Supplementary school for 8+.

» Living Well

Offers a wide range of high-quality health related services aimed at providing people with the skills they need to get the most out of life.

» London Tigers

We help local young people to develop socially, physically and mentally byy providing them with sport activities and health awareness sessions. We try to develop a relationship with them to make it easier for them to express problems openly with no barriers. We also provide women only sport activities.

» Making Communities Work & Grow (MCWG)

We run a youth club and a supplementary school.

» Marylebone Bangladeshi Society

Bangladeshi and Arabic Speaking Communities.

» Midaye Somali Development Network

Provide advice/ information/ health advice, education, supplementary school for children age 8-16, sewing and English language for women, session on drugs, events for Eid.

» Migrant Voice

Migrants, refugees and asylum seekers from many parts of the world, including: EU nationals, Eritreans, Syrians, Iranians, Brazilians, and others.

» Migrants Organise (formerly Migrant and Refugee communities Forum)

Migrants Organise is a platform where refugees and migrants organise for power, dignity and justice. We develop leadership and open up spaces for relational, organised participation of migrants and refugees in public life. Services include:...

» Migrants Resource Centre

Provides advice, education, opportunities for volunteering, childcare, partnership work.

» Mosaic Community Trust

Charity working to promote community cohesion and interfaith harmony by learning from one another and enriching our knowledge and understanding without compromising our own identities. beneficiaries now include: socially and economically disadvantaged and marginalised communities in London...

» Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre

We provide educational and social service for the community in & around North Kensington with a focal point for a range of spiritual, social, economic and training activities. We have different kind of activities: over 555 project; youth project; English & Arabic classes; Advice & Guidance; Saturday School, Homework Club; Nursery.

» Naz Project London

Sexual health and HIV services for Black, minority ethnic & refugee communities.

» Network of Eritrean Women UK

Network of Eritrean Women UK (NEW UK) promotse women's rights; raises awareness within the Eritrean community towards ending gender inequalities, violence against women and harmful traditions. Our organisation also works with young girls and unaccompanied minors from Eritrea...

» Notre Dame Refugee Centre

A centre that welcomes all asylum seekers and refugees regardless of age, sex, ethnic origin or faith. We provide a wide range of services.

» Nubian Life Resource Centre

Care provider for African and Caribbean older people living with complex health conditions such as Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Diabetes, sensory impairment and physical disabilities.

» Open Age - Opening Doors to an Active life for people Over 50

Open Age established in 1993, is a user led charity working across Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster enabling older people, from 50 to over 100 years of age, to sustain their physical and mental fitness, maintain active lifestyles and develop new and stimulating interests...

» Paddington Development Trust

Not-for-profit regeneration company and social enterprise working for people, place, and community enterprise in London.

» Pamodzi

HIV/AIDA primary prevention work among Southern African communities in London.

» Partnership for Supplementary Schools

We support community groups that run supplementary schools and activities for children and adults.

» Passage, The

Offers help and support to: homeless people rough sleeping in South Westminster; vulnerably housed people; homeless people with substance misuse or mental health issues (or both).

» Pepperpot Day Centre

Provide a comprehensive service to older African/ Caribbean people to enable them to live independently but (open to all over 55's).

» Persian Care Centre

Help Iranian elderly people out of isolation and help them connect and interact. We provide advice and education and help them maintain their independence.

» Rain Trust

Support African communities affected by HIV.

» Santé Project

The Santé Project accepts referrals of asylum seekers, with or without mental health issues, in order to help them access legal and health advice which will speed their integration into UK society. Santé Refugee Mental Health Access Project Provides Advocacy and Befriending for Vulnerable Refugees & Asylum Seekers...

» Seicho -No-Ie

We are an international, spiritual organisation which promotes harmony, joyfullness and fulfilment in every aspect of people's lives. We help people deal with their problems through counselling, company and strategies to adapt to society.

» Sixty Plus (part of Age Concern K&C)

Sixty Plus supports older people in K&C to maintain their independence through volunteer-involving schemes, health promotion activities and intergenerational work.

» Standing Together

Co-ordinates the ground- breaking multi agency response to domestic violence. Key mission: to work in partnership with agencies in order to provide safer options for survivors and their children, ensuring that their perspectives are at the centre of service planning and delivery. Also aim to improve the way that agencies respond to perpetrators, in particular in holding them to account for their abuse.

» SW1CO

Community Interest Company Works with women, older people and those with disabilities, the Arabic community and BME communities.

» Team White City

A community hub space for all kinds of activities and events, including public meetings, drop-in sessions, fitness classes and community gatherings.

» Turning Point/South Westminster Drug and Alcohol Service (Formerly The Hungerford Project)

We with work people who misuse substances e.g. heroin and crack cocaine but not alcohol.

» Wandsworth and Westminster Mind

We support people with mental health problems (provide courses, counselling, companionship, support with gaining employment)

» WANDUK

Health and Social Care - including preventative medicine, public health, HIV/AIDS, mental health, children and substance misuse Education training and cultural values Arts and Crafts for the West African diaspora in London.

» WDP

A charity providing drug and alcohol treatment and recovery services in London, the South East and East of England

» WECH Community Centre

We are a small resident led housing association in Harrow Road with a strong community focus.

» Westbourne Park family Centre

Serves families and children in Westbourne Area.

» Westminster Bangladeshi Association (WBA)

Support the Bangladeshi Community in South Westminster.

» Westminster Befriend a Family

We provide a range of family support services to families in Westminster with children aged 0-18.

» Westway Trust

Offer education and training programmes and run two popular sports and fitness facilities, as well as health and fitness services. Promote arts and culture, host entertainment and events, and provide space and development opportunities to individuals, businesses, enterprise, artists and charities with a focus on creating opportunity and access for those most in need. Work alongside the public and voluntary sectors to improve the social and economic well-being of our North Kensington community. Through smart use of our land and resources, we intend to realise the full potential of this community, today and tomorrow.

» Wings of Hope Community Association

Works with single parents and children. Has after school club, music, sports activities, healthy food, drug awareness, IT, advice and information.

» Women in Prison

Supports and campaigns for women affected by the Criminal Justice System (CJS). We assist women with advice on housing, education, mental health, legal rights, work, benefits, debt, domestic violence, and more.

» WSPM Agape Community Project

Supplementary after school club for ages 5-19, teaching science, maths, english, computer training, video training, advocacy councelling, employment