Chameli is a Women’s Organisation founded to help vulnerable Bangladeshi women (not exclusively), who are victims of domestic violence and abuse.
It is a charitable organisation, which has been set up for women suffering silently and not knowing what to do or where to go for confidential help and support.
We have a team of strong professional women, experts in our own fields of law, immigration, housing, training and even cake baking! Our passion is to remove the stigma attached to Bangladeshi women when reporting domestic violence and abuse. We know too well what it is to be a Bengali woman trying to do her best in today’s society against all odds. We are here to support them with a voice. Our strong focus is on the well-being and safety of women and children.
We have expertise in a number of fields such as Law, Immigration, Housing and Training and will work together to bring about the best solution for you with confidentiality and safety at the forefront of everything we do. Our team is multilingual with members fluent in English as well as Urdu, Punjabi, Mirpuri, Hindi and Bengali.
Our Outreach Services:
THE HARD TRUTH
60% HAVEN'T REPORTED TO THE POLICE
30% ARE VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE
7% DON'T TELL ANYONE ABOUT IT
According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS) about 4.2% of men and 7.9% of women suffered domestic abuse in England and Wales during 2018. This equates to about 685,000 male victims and 1,300,000 women.
On average 2 women are murdered every week and 30 men are murdered every year due to domestic violence.