Any South Asian, who is escaping domestic violence – from a partner, or another member of her family such as a brother, sister, father, uncle or mother-in-law – can come to the RAA. The violence or abuse could be through any relationship the person is in.
RAA supports South Asian community people with range of issues, including forced marriage, insecure immigration status, and issues of disownment by family and communities relating to systems of honour and respect.
Culturally specific service provision
Our RAA Team understand the importance of confidentiality and the issues that close family networks can pose for an individual experiencing domestic violence.
Many of the individuals we support do not speak English as a first language and this may have contributed to their isolation. Our RAA Team speak a range of languages, including Punjabi, Gujrati, Urdu, Fiji, Hindi and English.