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Angelou Domestic Violence Project

Al-Hasaniya has been part of the Tri Borough Angelou Partnership since its establishment in 2015. The partnership consists of nine other specialist organisations that have come together to support women and girls experiencing domestic or sexual violence and harmful practices across Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea.

We're a free and confidential service for Moroccan and Arabic speaking women and girls experiencing all forms of domestic abuse. This project is a true life line for those who suffer extreme domestic abuse of all sorts. We offer a culturally sensitive service and work towards supporting you in a respectful manner, in your language and understanding your culture.


Our work is tailor made based on your needs. It can range from advice to support leaving an abusive relationship or support after you have left an abusive relationship.

Our Arabic Speaking Independent Domestic Violence Advocates (IDVA) will support you to explore your options, increase your safety and understanding of the criminal justice system, social services and other agencies as well as enhancing your emotional well-being.​​

Support can be offered via telephone or face to face- depending on your needs and wishes.

These are the issues we can help with:

  • Domestic abuse, this includes familial as well as partner relations

  • Harmful practices, such as FGM and honour-based violence

  • Sexual violence or abuse, including rape and child sexual exploitation

  • Faith-based violence

  • Stalking and harassment

  • Immigration, including no recourse to public funds

  • Supporting you to communicate with other agencies e.g solicitors, police, courts, housing

  • Emotional well-being, problem solving and positive activities

  • Practical issues around housing, finance and contact with social services

  • Support tailored to specific backgrounds and needs, such as ethnicity and sexual orientation

Our IDVA will work with you in completing a Risk Assessment to measure the level of risk you are in, followed by a Safety and Needs Plan to explore managing the risks and exploring the areas you need support in. Support will be offered to access the areas of need such as legal, immigration, housing or welfare.  

In case of emergency call 999

we are not an emergency service, and will endeavour to respond to your referral within 48 hours

Globally, 35% of women have at some time, experienced physical and/or sexual abuse.

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Campaigns we've participated in

As well as providing one to one support for victims/survivors of abuse, we also work tirelessly to advocate for our clients and demand changes are made at a policy level so they can obtain the rights they deserve. We also regularly participate in surveys and interviews to explore changes in the field that can support our clients who are marginalised and minoritised.

VAWG Cost of Living

As women's incomes are squeezed, many are forced to stay in abusive situations - facing an unthinkable choice of harm or destitution.  We join 80 women's orgs in calling on @hmtreasury to ensure women have the support they need in the Cost of living crisis.

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