Our Mission & Values

Our mission is to:

Empower Black, Minority Ethnic and Refugee women, particularly South Asian, Turkish and Iranian women who are experiencing domestic violence, sexual violence and harmful practices with culturally sensitive advice, support and safe housing – enabling them to make positive and appropriate choices for themselves.

Provide counseling to women and girls who are experiencing domestic violence, sexual violence and harmful practices

Raise awareness of domestic violence and carry out preventative work with the community as a whole.

Our core values are:






Our Unique Approach
Ashiana Network is an organisation working within feminist principles. Ashiana works from a rights based approach and the premise that violence against women and girls is gender based violence and a human rights issue. We believe everyone has the right to live a life free of oppression, fear and violence.
Ashiana provides confidential, person-centered and culturally specific housing and support to women and girls that present with a multiplicity of problems and complex issues.

We work with women presenting with a combination of the following:

  • Domestic Violence/sexual violence.
  • Harmful practices such as forced marriage, female genital mutilation and honor based violence.
  • Language needs.
  • Cultural/religious needs.
  • Insecure immigration/No Recourse to Public Funds.
  • Women from a range of ethnicities; including South Asian, Turkish, Iranian, Afghani, Moroccan, Eastern European, African/Caribbean.