Support for women

REFUGE – Domestic Violence

Provides specialist support for women and children experiencing domestic violence (places of refuge; legal advice; emotional support).

020 7395 7771

National Domestic Abuse Helpline

Offers free confidential support and information.

0808 2000 247 free helpline 

Available 24 hours/ 7 days a week

Iranian & Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation

Helps Middle Eastern and Central Asian women and girls with issues such as honour-based violence, forced marriage, FGM, domestic violence, divorce, child custody, housing, benefits, and Sharia law. Offers confidential free advice and counselling in Dari, Farsi, Kurdish, Arabic, Turkish, Pashtu and English. Provides referrals for long-term support (such as English classes and employment training).

020 7920 6460 (closed on weekends)

For out-of-hours emergencies: 

Kurdish / Arabic/English: 078 4627 5246

Farsi / Dari / English: 078 4631 0157

Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network

Provides free, confidential counselling, therapy and support for women survivors of gender-based violence. 

020 8694 0323 [email protected] 

The Sayes Court, 341 Evelyn St, Deptford SE8 5QX

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