The Faith & VAWG Coalition is a alliance of domestic abuse charities committed to supporting survivors from BAME, migrant and faith backgrounds. Respect is proud to be one of the founding members of the VAWG Faith &VAWG Coalition.
The Faith & VAWG Coalition have issued a group statement on the problem of domestic abuse and to support the #FaithsAgainstDomesticAbuse campaign.
The joint statement signed by activists from Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu and Sikh communities as well as groups offering universal support, expresses concern that charities may face even higher demand once the restrictions of lockdown are eased.
The statement calls on government to prepare for this, and to give more sustainable funding to domestic abuse services, particularly those for survivors from BAME, migrant and faith backgrounds.
Read the full statement here.