Charities and support groups

The My Body Back Project was created to support women around a year onwards after their sexual assault. In the immediate aftermath, there are more specific charities and support groups ready and waiting to help you in any way they can.

 

Rape Crisis England & Wales and Rape Crisis London 

A national charity dedicated to supporting people who have experienced rape, child sexual abuse and/or any other kind of sexual violence.

 

The Havens

Specialist centres in London for people who have been raped or sexually assaulted.

 

Refuge

A UK national charity that supports women and children experiencing domestic violence.

Women’s Aid 

A national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children.

 

National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline

The Freephone 24 hour national domestic violence helpline, run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge.

 

Victim Support

An independent charity working towards a world where people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and the respect they deserve.

 

Forced Marriage.net

Practical information, sources of advice and help on forced marriage.

 

Daughters of Eve

A non profit organisation that works to protect girls and young women who are at risk from female genital mutilation (FGM).

 

Citizen’s Advice

Helping to resolve problems through advice and campaigning.

 

Southall Black Sisters

A resource centre in West London for women experiencing violence and abuse.

 

The Sharan Project 

A charity that seeks to provide support and advice for vulnerable women, particularly of South Asian origin, who have left home forcefully or voluntarily.

 

Karma Nirvana

A dedicated charity, providing support and training to help prevent forced marriages and honour based abuse within the UK and beyond.

 

Broken Rainbow 

The UK’s specialist LGBT domestic violence charity.