Savera UK Blog

Exploring issues around domestic abuse in BME communities

Why is it important to have National Awareness Campaigns such as the 16 Days of Activism by UN Women?

We need national awareness campaigns such as 16 Days of Activism because we live in a world that is at war; at war with other countries, at war with ethnic minorities, at war with women and girls and at war with the LGBTQ+ community. READMORE

Afrah Qassim - My Story

Afrah Qassim - My Story Some people ask me if I was a survivor of domestic abuse or harmful practices. My answer is no, I consider myself lucky, because I could have easily been forced into marriage at the age of 11years old. READMORE

3 Facts About FGM

3 Facts About FGM Female genital mutilation (FGM) is any procedure involving partial or total removal of the external female genitals or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. READMORE

How BME women are affected mentally by abuse

How BME women are affected mentally by abuse . It’s not the objective facts that determine whether an event is traumatic, but your subjective emotional experience of the event. The more frightened and helpless you feel, the more likely you are to be traumatised. READMORE