Support for families fleeing domestic abuse
“The believers are like one body in their mutual love and affection: if one limb is injured, the rest responds with sleeplessness and fever.” (Bukhari)
People in abusive relationships have been deeply affected by the pandemic; 75% of women in abusive relationships said that the pandemic made it harder for them to escape.
Help us to provide a person fleeing domestic violence with a cash grant so that they can buy essential items to help them survive the immediate aftermath.
Help abuse victims to survive
67% of women in abusive relationships said that the violence worsened during lockdown, and also made it harder for them to escape the abuse.
Our cash grants will help survivors of abuse to have immediate, vital support when leaving abusive relationships. Most people who leave abusive relationships have to escape quickly, taking with them little to no belongings, sometimes without even a jacket or shoes. Until their cases are assessed by the government, they are often completely dependent on charities for their most basic needs, such as food, accommodation and toiletries, all while still facing the fear of their abuser.
Typically, women use these grants to buy blankets, crockery, hygiene items, and clothes. In this Zakat-applicable project we’ll be working with domestic violence refuges, especially those that support Muslim women fleeing violence.
Why give through Human Appeal?
We’ve been supporting vulnerable people for 30 years, building enduring bonds and decades of experience. This Ramadan, we supported 700 people in the UK via food parcels, and will be providing grants to 8 survivors of domestic abuse. Recognising that food poverty affects millions of people across the UK, Human Appeal supported food banks across Greater Manchester, Birmingham, London and Leicester by providing the essential food items they need to help vulnerable communities. During Qurbani, we supported over 1,400 people in the UK, distributing the meat of 35 sheep via food banks and soup kitchens in London and Birmingham, which often struggle to source halal meat.