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Middle Eastern Women and Society organisation (MEWSo)

Last Updated 02/03/2019

Service/Activity is free

MEWSo is a grassroots organisation developed and run by members of the communities that MEWSo serves. Our strength consists in our ability to engage women who face multiple disadvantages in accessing mainstream services. MEWSo supports local women from Middle Eastern, North African and Asian backgrounds in their own languages, including Farsi/ Dari, Kurdish, Pashto, Arabic, Turkish, Hebrew, Hindi/ Urdu, Bengali and French. MEWSo helps BME women who may have just arrived in the UK or have been a resident for many years. The vast majority of our service users have been a victim of gender based violence and discrimination such as sexual or domestic abuse, FGM, forced marriage, child marriage, polygamy and/ or honour related violence. Staff and volunteers are from the community and have personal experiences of the issues facing the women that we support.

MEWSo is unique in that it provides holistic support to any woman seeking help. This is because MEWSo knows that women that come to our organisation often have complex needs and therefore we consider the whole person when we offer her support. A service user can get emotional support through our counselling and mindfulness programme, informational support through our advice service and training workshops, companionship support through our befriending and social clubs, physical health support through our exercise classes and career support through our one-to-one English language scheme, volunteering programme and employment advice service.



Who to contact

Contact Name
Halaleh Taheri
Contact Position
Director
Telephone
 07958 145 666
E-mail
 office@mewso.org
Website
MEWSo

Where to go

Name
Church Street Neighbourhood Centre
Address
Cherwell House
Penfold Street
London
Postcode
NW8 8PT
Notes

Our main office address in Islington:

Durham Road Resource Centre 86 Durham Road London N7 7DT   Open: Monday - Friday 9:30am - 5pm 

Other Details

Costs

Details
All services are free.

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

To make a client referral please fill the form here.

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