Combating violence against women and girls


“Because I was in a violent relationship, Social Services removed my 17 day old baby and their plans were to give him in adoption. I was desperate. One year on of local, energetic advocacy and a great deal of support to me, I finally got my baby back. As a Latin American women, coming to LAWRS, I feel completely safe” Laura, Bolivia.

Support and advice

LAWRS Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) project offers advice, advocacy and practical support for Latin American women who are experiencing or have experienced any form of violence.

LAWRS works with trusted lawyers, refuges, health services and other agencies to make available specialist support for all Latin American women, regardless of their status, income, age or sexual preference. Every woman has a right to a life completely free of VAWG and at LAWRS we work to ensure that the women that come to us can assert this right.

Prevention work

At LAWRS we are committed to end up any form of violence against women and girls ; therefore we think that prevention is paramount to make it happen. We are working with children and young people to alert them of unhealthy relationships and the early warning signs. We also run workshops and events to raise awareness of the different forms of abuse, how to stop them and build a life free of violence.

How to recognise abuse?

If your partner, a family member or someone you know is being controlling, making emotional threats, handling your money, holding your documents, or being physically violent; take courage and speak out. We are here to help you make your own choices.

If you think you are being abused, we can support you put an end to it and start a life free of violence. It is important for you to know that there are different types of VAWG and violence can express itself in different manners.


If you need help with this, please contact us at:

Phone: 020 7324 9805 Email

Drop in sessions

Every Monday morning from 8am.

Always remember!

In an emergency dial 999. Ask for an interpreter

Abuse is crime, no matter what your status; you do not need to suffer in silence.

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