Released on 26 February 2013
A project which supports women affected by female genital mutilation, honour based violence and a forced marriage has been awarded £300,000 by London Councils’ grants programme.
The initiative is one of ten bids to tackle sexual and domestic violence totalling £3.3million which were approved for funding for two years by London Councils’ Grants Committee.
Women Together Against Harmful Practices in London, led by the Asian Women’s Resource Centre, will provide intense support to 510 women and girls from black, minority, ethnic and refugee communities across London.
Chair of the London Councils’ Grants Committee, Councillor Paul McGlone said: “Within the scope of the grants programme, it is important to demonstrate innovation in service delivery; create new third sector partnerships to address our priority needs as well as represent value for money for the boroughs which fund the scheme.
“We want the money to go where it can make a real difference for Londoners who are most in need of support.
“The funding distributed by the London-wide grants programme will add to the work already being carried out by boroughs in partnership with a range of voluntary and community organisations.”