Sexual Violence/Abuse Advocacy Service

Humraaz is now taking referrals for Black and Minoritised Women (BME) in Lancashire. Our Sexual Violence Advocacy service will provide confidential trauma informed, 1:1 support and guidance. We work with victims and survivors 18 + years and all forms of sexual violence, sexual abuse and sexual exploitation.

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Humraaz Support Services embeds a black feminist approach.

The Combahee River Collective’s defining statement, issued in 1977, described its vision for Black feminism as opposing all forms of oppression later embedded in the concept of intersectionality. It went on to say ‘the most general statement of our politics at the present time would be that we are actively committed to struggling against racial, sexual, heterosexual, and class oppression, and see as our particular task the development of integrated analysis and practice based upon the fact that the major systems of oppression are interlocking. The synthesis of this oppression creates the conditions of our lives. As Black women we see Black feminism as the logical political movement to combat the manifold and simultaneous oppression that all women of color face.’

As an organisation Humraaz Support Services aligns itself with the above statements and actively works in a black intersectional feminist way.

Within this approach the following principles apply: