1.2 million

women in have experienced domestic violence in England and Wales


of BME women who experience violence make an application for a non-molestation order despite 56% suffering post-separation harassment

1 in 4

BME women have no recourse to public funds

London Black Women’s Project (LBWP) – formerly Newham Asian Women’s Project – based in East London is a women-only organisation and charity working to end violence against women and girls and provide services for Black, Asian and visible minority ethnic women who have experienced domestic violence and abuse. LBWP provides safe and emergency accommodation in refuges, therapeutic and counselling services, dedicated domestic and sexual violence support and rights-based advice and information services.


In November 2017, Sisters For Change, Angelou Centre, Ashiana (Sheffield), Apna Haq (Rotherham), LBWP (London), and Panahghar (Coventry) launched a joint report, Unequal Regard, Unequal Protection: Public authority responses to violence against BME women in England, to evidence the chronic failure of public authorities to respond to violence against BME women and girls in England.