Investors in People – achieved Gold level
National Domestic Violence Service Standards – Passed without condition
Imkaan Accredited Quality Standards – Achieved Distinctive Accreditation
Office of Immigration Services Commission – Level 2
Ashiana won several awards for its work in the London Borough of Waltham Forest, providing refuge accommodation and support to women who are threatened with or fleeing forced marriages. The project is innovative in terms of addressing an area of significant need not met in other refuge provision; it is the first provision in the UK specifically catering for forced marriage victims.
Ashiana wins the Rising Stars Award (Best Voluntary Sector Violence against Women Project) 2004. The award has been given by The Lilith project, a London consortium working with organisations to raise awareness of violence against women, help make the streets in the capital safer for women and also challenge negative representations of women in the media.
BME Spark Awards presented to Ashiana Y Stop on 3rd March 2005 by the Rt Hon Paul Boateng MP, Chief Secretary to The Treasury, for service innovation for BME communities and examples of good practice from both providers and commissioners of services.
In November 2004 Ashiana received an award of distinction from the Mayor of London in recognition of the outstanding and innovative work to further the aims of the London Domestic Violence Strategy and to make London a safer place.