OUR WORK IN GREATER MANCHESTER

  • There were 22,483 reported cases of domestic abuse in Greater Manchester 2016-2017
  • A 2018 study found that more than half of female survivors of sexual violence in Greater Manchester have not been able to access the necessary support
  • 95% of the money spent on violence and abuse services in Greater Manchester is spent on crisis-point intervention and only 5% on prevention.

 

In Greater Manchester, Sisters For Change is currently working with frontline BME service providers to improve accountability within the local authorities for the protection of BME women victims of violence.

Greater Manchester is one of the largest regions in the UK with a diverse population of 2,798,800. Between 2016-2017, there were 22,483 reported cases of domestic abuse in Greater Manchester, which has an estimated cost exceeding £23 million. Research shows that more than half of female survivors of sexual violence in Greater Manchester have not been able to access the support they need. Following the introduction of the Mayoral system in Greater Manchester in in 2015, Greater Manchester has become one of the most devolved areas of the UK. The Greater Manchester Combined Authority has committed to launch a Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy in 2019.

OUR PARTNERS IN GREATER MANCHESTER

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The Maya Project

The Manchester Maya Project is a partnership of eight organisations: Saheli, Ananna, Wai Yin Society, Himmat, Women’s Voices, Wonderfully Made Woman, CDMUK and Bauer Academy working together to support BAME women and girls. The project is funded by the Big Lottery Women and Girls Fund, and was set up on 2016 to work towards jointly providing support services to vulnerable BAME women in Manchester. Read about our work and partners

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