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.
support people from Black and Ethnic Minority (BME) backgrounds who are affected by domestic abuse and other forms of abuse, including human trafficking.
supports people from black and ethnic minority backgrounds who are victims of domestic and other forms of abuse, including human trafficking.
30am from the BAWSO
office, 9 Cathedral Road, and end with the cathedral service at midday.
The study was carried out by Cardiff University who, along with the University of South Wales and the training body, the Women's Workshop Project @ BAWSO
Ltd, form the WAVE partnership, which was set up to tackle the underlying causes of the pay gap.
This important work has been funded by the Arts Council for Wales, BAWSO
which provides specialist support for black and ethnic communities, Cardiff Council, South Wales Police, Children in Need and Valley and Vale Community Arts.
She added: "I know there are some good schemes such as at Sainsbury's in Queen Street, for example, which sends surplus food to Cardiff Women's Aid and BAWSO
(a group which helps those from a black and minority ethnic background who have been victims of abuse).
We have dedicated officers who deal with domestic violence, as well as female genital mutilation and child sexual exploitation, and work with bodies like BAWSO
(Black Association of Women Step Out).
Mwenya Chimba, of BAWSO
, said it was important to note that while recorded statistics may suggest a rise in incidents, the true picture could be much worse.
Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund under the Young Roots Grant, the project, in conjunction with the support group for people from black and ethnic minority backgrounds BAWSO
, recruited a core group of 10 young women to explore the history of the local area, and in particular to examine the impact of immigration and industrialisation on women's lives.
Where cases of women being forced into the sex trade have come to light a number of agencies, including the police, the Border Agency, the UK Human Trafficking Centre, Barnardo's, BAWSO
and the NSPCC have worked together not only to support and protect these victims, but to bring the offenders to justice.
Roshan Hoda joined BAWSO
in 1997 and has devoted a considerable amount of her time to volunteering in many different areas of work, including helping those suffering from domestic violence.