Mojatu Foundation – Supporting Women and Girls
Here at NIDAS, it is important that we understand more about our community to ensure that we can support as many women and families as we can in the most appropriate way for their religions, beliefs, and cultures.
Kate Booker (NIDAS Family Team Co-ordinator) and Leanne McGachan (NIDAS Service Delivery Manager) recently visited Mojatu Foundation in Nottingham to gain further understanding around their valuable service. Mojatu is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation that works to empower and support Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) communities in Nottingham at risk from ongoing prejudice and whose needs are often overlooked. Mojatu provide assistance in a number of areas, including women within BAME communities who have experienced domestic abuse and female genital mutilation (FGM).
Their work tackles discrimination and supports communities who often experience racial inequalities to have the opportunities, skills, and tools to help encourage them to feel that they can participate in the wider community. Many of the individuals that Mojatu support many have newly migrated to the UK or are seeking refugee status.
We feel that understanding the specialist support offered by Mojatu will strengthen the knowledge and skills of the NIDAS team, as well as improving our capacity to offer greater culturally sensitive services that best meet the needs of the individuals we work with. We are looking forward to learning more in 2024.
To find out more about Mojatu, please visit: mojatufoundation.org/