AL-HASANIYA Moroccan Women’s Centre
Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women’s Centre seeks to serve the health, welfare, educational and cultural needs of Moroccan and Arabic-speaking women and their families resident in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and London-wide.
Al-Hasaniya seeks to improve the overall physical and mental well being of its women users by tackling the root causes of poverty, disadvantage and inequality experienced by the Arabic-speaking migrant, refugee and asylum-seeker communities. The centre provides the women with a safe arena in which to develop self-expression and self-empowerment, fostering a mutual support between the women which helps reduce feelings of isolation. The centre’s work is strongly user-led in its approach to helping the women, building the individual confidence and ability of each woman whilst at the same time strengthening the group dynamic.
Ultimately Al-Hasaniya’s work seeks to encourage and enable the women to integrate and participate fully in their communities outside the centre. With the long term objective of helping to prevent current problems from perpetuating themselves in future generations.