‘Around three million women across the UK experience rape, domestic violence, forced marriage, stalking, sexual exploitation and trafficking, female genital mutilation (FGM) or crimes in the name of ‘honour’ each year. In the majority of cases, women know the men who abuse them. Women from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities in the UK can be particularly vulnerable to domestic abuse due to cultural and traditional discrimination, however little is known about the trends, issues and barriers concerning domestic abuse among women from these communities. Faith Regen Foundation has commissioned by Big Lottery to conduct a survey of approximately 240 women from BAME communities in the eight boroughs of London with the purpose of obtaining a clear picture of domestic violence among BAME communities, their attitudes towards it, the reasons behind it and what current sources of support are available to address this situation.
A research conducted by the Faith Regen Foundation and funded by the Big Lottery.
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