Ashiana Network – Group Award Nominee – 2010

Ashiana Network empowers South Asian, Turkish and Iranian women who are experiencing domestic violence by providing a culturally sensitive holistic service including advice, support and safe housing, enabling them to make positive and appropriate choices for themselves. This includes two safe houses specifically for women aged 16-25 fleeing forced marriage. They also raise awareness of domestic violence and carry out preventative work with the community as a whole and are recognised as a leading provider and expert on forced marriage. Ashiana believes that everyone has the right to live a life free of oppression, fear and violence.