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During this period of restricted movement, women and children are at increased risk of domestic violence and abuse. They are also less likely to be aware of or have access to the vital support that they need, and BAMER women even more so due to issues including language, cultural and social barriers. Many women will have no access to phones, social media or other digital platforms and are unable to find or access safe spaces or time to talk.

Ashiana have been exploring ways to address this

We expect to see an influx in referrals from women when movement restrictions are lifted, although for some women and children, we fear this will be too late. We are extremely worried about the women and children who are not reaching out at the moment; they may be at higher risk of violence – we need to get our message out now.

Ashiana have launched a campaign entitled ‘We Are Here For You’ - which aims to reach out to women locally, using various outlets and platforms that we know women still have access to - in order to get the information that they need in the way and language that they need it during this period.

How you can help

The campaign leaflets are available here on our website; these are available in various languages.

Please share this information as widely as possible and feel free to display in areas where you think women may have access.

Use our social media handle #ashianaishereforyou

If you would like to discuss this further, we would love to hear from you. Please email me or call us on 0114 2555740.

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If you or any one you know is affected by domestic abuse, help is available.

Call Ashiana in confidence on:

0114 2555740

(Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm)

National Domestic Abuse Helpline:

0808 2000247


In an Emergency Call:


To support and empower those from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) communities whose lives have been affected by violence and abuse to take control of their lives and move forward into healthy, stable and safer futures.

How can you help?

Your donation can make a real difference to helping women and children escape violence and abuse.

What is abuse?

Abuse comes in many forms including physical, emotional, verbal, sexual and financial. These types of abuse are used to scare, harm, threaten, control or intimidate another person.


About Ashiana

Ashiana Sheffield has over 30 years’ experience working with Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) adults, children and young people fleeing domestic and sexual abuse including forced marriage, human trafficking, female genital mutilation, gang violence and ‘honour’-based violence.


How Ashiana Can Help

Ashiana offer confidential one to one and group support to women and girls who are experiencing any form of violence and abuse, enabling them to make informed choices and exit violent situations.

We also provide accommodation to women survivors of Human Trafficking and their children as well as outreach support to male and females across Yorkshire and Humberside, the East Midlands and Northern England.