She's on the board of Diverse Excellence Cymru, Bawso
and is director of the Butetown History and Arts Centre.
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Wanjiku Mbugua, manager of BAWSO
said: "Just because somebody is black or speaks with an accent does not mean that Wrexham is not their home too."
Education Minister Huw Lewis and Minister for Local Government and Government Business Lesley Griffiths have committed to funding BAWSO
and developing a National Training Framework to provide public sector workers with more FGM education.
Black Association of Women Step Out (BAWSO
): Telephone 02920 437 390 for help for Black women who are or have been victims of abuse.
The statement has been signed by Jess Blair, director of ERS Cymru; Catherine Fookes, director of Women's Equality Network, Wales; Rachel Cable, head of Oxfam Cymru; Cerys Furlong, chief executive of Chwarae Teg; Frances Beecher, chief executive of homelessness chatity Llamau; and Mutale Merrill, chief executive of Bawso
, which provides specialist services to ethnic minority victims and those at risk of domestic abuse and all other forms of violence.
As patron of BAWSO
, I support the work carried out by this specialist charity supporting women escaping violence - including refugee women.
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on 0800 731 8147.
She was then taken back into the basement and given piles of ironing," said Dr Mwenya Chimba, of the Black Association of Women Step Out (BAWSO
She is the founding chief executive of Bawso
, a leading third sector provider for black minority ethnic women and children facing domestic and other forms of abuse and violence.
There are already some amazing organisations working with and for women in Cardiff, not least Welsh Women's Aid, BAWSO
, Women Connect First and Periods in Poverty, but as well as continuing to support existing organisations, we need to create more long-term, central, affordable and inclusive community spaces.
Adivsors from Welsh charity BAWSO
were also present.