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Aisha K. Gill

Aisha K. Gill is crowdfunding

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raised of £10,000 target by 299 supporters

Weʼre raising £10,000 to support women and children, survivors of abuse who have no recourse to public funds [NRPF] during Covid-19

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Domestic violence and abuse is everybody’s problem. It cuts across age, class, race, religion or belief, gender, sex and sexual orientation. The UK’s lockdown measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic encouraged people to stay at home. But for those living with perpetrators of domestic abuse, this posed a greater risk than COVID itself. Over the last twelve months, some domestic abuse support services have reported a 900% rise in calls asking for help.

Overwhelmingly, those in need of support are Black and minority ethnic (BME) and refugee women, who face heightened risks because of their gender, race, religion and class. The UK government’s 2012 ‘hostile environment’ policy has removed these women’s access to many basic services through ‘no resource to public funds’ (NPRF) measures, which means they have no access to refuge services and must choose between staying with their abusers or trying to survive on the streets. The pandemic has only made this worse. While the government has recognised the increase in domestic violence during lockdown, recent policy briefings have given little attention to the specific impact this is having on BME organisations and the communities they serve. That’s why we need your help.

Your support is critical. If you can make a minimum donation of just £20.00, you will help us deliver emergency essentials during this third national lockdown, for women and children who are being temporarily supported by Amadudu [Liverpool], Safety 4 Sisters [Manchester] and Sistah Space [London].

Cases we are supporting

"Amara" was told by social services that she and her young daughter could simply live at the opposite side of the same house to her abusive husband when she reported domestic abuse. Social services refused to support her to leave the unsafe family home and find alternative, safe accommodation. Safety4Sisters are supporting her.

'By and for' specialist services who have been supporting through this fund between June 2020 -January 2021 include: Southall Black Sisters, Sistah Space, London Black Women's Project, Angelou Centre, Ashiana Network, Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organisation Women's Rights, Humraaz Blackburn, Asha Project and Safety 4 Sisters.

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Aisha K. Gill©

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Hasil Foundation | Mona Arshi | Sweety Kapoor

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  • Aisha K. Gill5 months ago
    Aisha K. Gill

    Aisha K. Gill

    5 months ago

    Just a note of immense thanks for your amazing support to date. It has been phenomenal. I know some of you have been trying to contact me to discuss offering donations/activities for survivors of abuse. Email: a.gill@roehampton.ac.uk In seva, Aisha K. Gill

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299

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 27, 2021

    £20.00

  • Shula Ramon

    Shula Ramon

    Apr 27, 2021

  • Christiana

    Christiana

    Apr 25, 2021

    £30.00

  • Vanisha Jassal

    Vanisha Jassal

    Apr 23, 2021

    A very important cause. Thank you for setting this page up.

    £10.00

  • Marian Duggan

    Marian Duggan

    Apr 19, 2021

  • Alex Beattie

    Alex Beattie

    Apr 18, 2021

    Sending love and support x

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 17, 2021

    £20.00

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Aisha K. Gill

Aisha K. Gill

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Aisha K. Gill has been involved in addressing the problem of violence against women and girls, as an activist, human rights defender, at the grassroots level for 20 years. She has challenged politicians to be more inclusive of Black and minority ethnic and refugee women's voices.

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