Creating Space For Faith and ‘Race’ in The Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Abuse - Impact Report
The Safety Across Faith and Ethnic (SAFE) Communities project has brought together groups who would not otherwise meet and is the primary source of expertise on the interconnections between VAWG, faith and ethnicity in London. Hosted by STADV, it has been running since June 2016, with core funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation since 2017. SAFE Communities is now entering a transition as it matures and seeks follow-on funding.
It has been led by Huda Jawad, an intersectional Muslim feminist. The project builds the capacity of voluntary and informal networks within faith and BME communities to respond to domestic abuse and VAWG safely and appropriately and amplifies their voices in policy discussions.