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Samira Project


The Samira Project is an ending violence against women girls (VAWG) for BAMER (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugees) women and girls project funded by Islington Coucnil.

The Samira Project is a partnership between IMECE Women’s Centre, Latin American Women’s Aid (LAWA), Kurdish and Middle Eastern Women’s Organisation (KMEWO) providing advice, information and support to BMAER women in Islington who are experiencing any form of violence against women and girls which can include, but is not restricted to, domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, forced marriage, so-called ‘honour’ based violence, financial abuse, emotional and psychological abuse and female genital mutilation.

We aim to address the immediate safety needs of those women at risk of harm to secure their and their children’s safety with a combination of information, advice, signposting and referrals onto appropriate service which will put them on the path to long term safety.

We provide:

  • Risk assessment and co-produced safety planning
  • Advice and advocacy
  • Referrals and signposting to other appropriate agencies

Who to contact

Contact Position
Project Worker
020 7354 1359 (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) IMECE Women's Centre
020 7275 0321 (Thursday and Friday) Latin American Women's Aid
020 7263 1027 (Tuesday) Kurdish and Middle Eastern Wome's Organisation

Time / date Details

Opening times/date
Open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5.30pm

Other Details

Cost Details
Who is this service for?
Women from all BAMER backgrounds
Can I refer myself?
How to refer or apply

Referrals: We accept self and agency referrals. Referrals should be made by filling in our referral form or by telephone.

To download the Samira Referral Form and Samira Referral Pathway.

Confidentiality: Under IMECE’s confidentiality policy, the client’s information will be kept strictly confidential, unless there are safeguarding issues which must be reported to the authorities.

Additional Languages
support for non English speakers.
Record updated: 05/09/2018