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Women and Girls Network (WGN)

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Organisation Details

Description of activity

Women and Girls Network (WGN) was established in 1987 and has spent over 30 years supporting women and girls across London affected by gendered violence.

This includes childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, rape, prostitution (including trafficking and sexual exploitation), female genital mutilation (FGM), and so-called 'honour' based crimes such as forced marriage.

Our free, women-only and survivor-led service offers a holistic response to women and girls who have experienced, or are at risk of, gendered violence.

The aim of our work is to create a safe, non-judgmental and non-directive space in which women and girls can explore their experiences, and know that they will be listened to and believed.

WGN is based on feminist principles, which has empowerment as a key concept. We understand that every woman's healing journey is unique, and our services are designed to offer women the opportunity to travel along on their journey.

Young Women's Services
Women and Girls Network work with women of all ages, but we know that Young Women* especially those 11-25 years old have unique perspectives, experiences and needs. To meet these needs, we have a dedicated Young Women’s Team.

WGN Young Women’s Service provides free, safe and confidential services to young women, offering a range of support.

*We support all Self Identifying Young Women – including Non-Binary Young People, who feel that our service would best support their needs/experiences

The Pan- London CouRAGEus Project supports Black and minoritised young women who are survivors of gender-based violence . This includes those from ethnic minority groups, LGBT+ and disabled young women.

We support Black and minoritised Young Women:

Aged 14-24
Who are worried about or have experienced violence, abuse or exploitation
Who are experiencing trauma or emotional distress.

We offer:

1 to 1 specialist advocacy
Trauma-Informed counselling
Awareness/Preventive VAWG trainings and programs
Expert by experience training and group development

Organisation Contact Details

Contact Details

Contact Name
Advice Line


Availability Details

Days and times of activity / opening
MondayFrom 10:00To 16:00
TuesdayFrom 10:00To 16:00
WednesdayFrom 10:00To 16:00Late evening Wednesday 6pm-9pm
ThursdayFrom 10:00To 16:00
FridayFrom 10:00To 16:00
When is the activity or service available
All Year Round
Description of Eligibility or Referral Criteria and Pathways (if applicable)

We are a free service run by women, for women in London who have been affected by all forms of violence and abuse.

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