Jewish Women’s Aid was shortlisted for a prestigious award in this year's Investing in Ethnicity Ethnicity Awards in the Charity or Community Initiative category.

We were delighted to attend the awards ceremony, hosted by Judi Love (Loose Women), at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square on Thursday 27th October. The awards recognise individuals or organisations with a track record of working to advance equality and opportunity for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups in society.

We wish congratulations to those who won including Johannes Radebe (BBC Strictly Come Dancing), presenter Alison Hammond , Sir Mo Farah and Sir Lenny Henry, who won the lifetime achievement award.

"These awards exist to shine a light on the individuals, organisations and charities who are helping to make the world a better place for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities during what continues to be a very challenging time," founder of the Investing in Ethnicity Sarah Garrett MBE said previously.

Naomi Dickson, JWA’s CEO, who attended, said ‘We were absolutely delighted that we were shortlisted for this prestigious award, and to be included in such an illustrious list of role models and change makers. Supporting Jewish women who experience domestic abuse and sexual violence in a way which is bespoke to their Jewish lifestyle and as members of our diverse Jewish community is core to our services, and we are very proud that this nomination recognises recognised that.”

Jewish Women’s Aid supports Jewish women across the UK and their children affected by relationship abuse and sexual violence. Specialist services include a confidential telephone helpline and webchat, emotional and practical support, advocacy and advice service, specialist and therapeutic service for children and young adults, access to emergency housing, legal and welfare support, educational programmes, prevention work, and outreach & training for community professionals. Jewish Women’s Aid brings a bespoke understanding of Jewish women’s culture, community and faith, giving them a soft landing and specialist support at a time of crisis.

(photos of Naomi with Director of Client Services Karen Lewis)