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Women's Projects 
The following services are offered at 12 Bishop Street, Leicester: 
 
Domestic Abuse, Honour based Violence and FGM 
Mentoring 
One to One Empowerment Support 
Information, Advice & Guidance (IAG) 

One to One Empowerment Support 

The Zinthiya trust provides one to one empowerment support to survivors of domestic abuse and those struggling with issues caused by historic abuse. We can help you create a life which you are safe, independent and empowered to make the choices that are right for you and your children. Our caseworkers are trained to listen, empathise and recognise the emotional impact it can have on you. 

Domestic Abuse 

Domestic abuse is when you are controlled, bullied or threatened by your partner or a family member, who wants to gain control over you. 
 
Most people think of women with a black eye or bruises when they think of domestic abuse, but abuse can also be mental, emotional, psychological, sexual or financial. 
 
It doesn’t happen to one kind of woman either – women of all classes, ages and backgrounds can suffer abuse. 
The Zinthiya Trust is committed to ending domestic abuse in all its forms, which include: 
Sexual abuse 
Family member abuse 
Honour based violence (HBV) 
Forced marriage 
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) 

Signs of Abuse 

People who are being abused may: 

Signs of abuse

How To Get Help 

If you are in imminent danger, ring the police on 999. 
 
To get help from the Zinthiya Trust for yourself or a client: 
 
Call 0116254 5168 (Monday to Friday, 9-4.30 pm) or contact our out of hours domestic abuse helpline on 0116 403 3333. 
 
e-mail: zinthiya.trust@gmail.com 
 
Alternatively, support out of hours support is also available from the National Domestic Violence Helpline on: 
 
0808 2000 247 
 
Has your partner ever… 
 
Insulted you, put you down in front of others, or embarrassed you? 
Constantly check what you do or wear? 
Stopped you seeing friends and family? 
Looked at you or acted in ways that scares you? 
Accused you of flirting or having an affair? 
Pushed you, slapped you, choked you or hits you? 
Taken your money or refused to give you money to buy necessities? 
Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take the children away? 
Denied the abuse or told you it’s your own fault? 
 
If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. 

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Domestic Abuse, Honour based Violence and FGM 

We provide specialist one to one support to prevent domestic abuse, honour based violence and FGM. We undertake teaching and courses about healthy relationships and how to recognise the warning signs. 

Mentoring 

We offer a mentoring programme supporting women at risk or experiencing/experienced domestic abuse, honour-based violence or FGM. 

Information Advice & Guidance Support 

The Zinthiya Trust supports women in the community who want to know what their options are, and would like a non-judgmental listening ear. 
 
We can talk to you over the telephone or in a one-to-one meeting in a safe location, such as our offices in Leicester. 
 
We can also put women in contact with other services that can help them. 

Counselling 

The Zinthiya Trust provides counselling to survivors of domestic abuse and those struggling with issues caused by historic abuse. 

Awareness & Talks 

As 1 in 4 women are victims of domestic abuse in the UK, we need to raise awareness on domestic abuse and how to access help and support. 
 
We are happy to come and give a talk to your club, organisation or church to help understand what domestic abuse is, how to recognise its signs and what to do to support victims. 
 
For information ring 0116 254 5168 or email zinthiya.trust@gmail.com 

Community Champions 

The Zinthiya Trust offers community champion/mentor training for anyone that wants to make a difference in the community and learn about domestic abuse. Our champions make a big a difference to the organisation by supporting survivors safely and raising awareness about domestic abuse on a local and national level. 
 
If you require any further information on this training please contact 0116 2545 168 and ask for Reena. 
“The domestic abuse community champion training was very well delivered, wish it could have been for more longer as we all enjoyed it that much." 
“Very good training, I feel confident to shadow Reena and support women and girls." 
“Brilliant training, worth attending, if you have no knowledge. thank you Reena for building our knowledge." 

National Services for Domestic Violence 

1. National Domestic Abuse Helpline: Freephone 24-Hour helpline. 
 
0808 2000 247 
 
2. National Centre for Domestic Violence provides a free, fast emergency injunction service to survivors of domestic violence. 
 
0844 8044 999 | www.ncdv.org.uk 
 
3. Karma Nirvana supporting victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage. 
 
0800 5999 247 | https://karmanirvana.org.uk 
 
4. Rights of Women offers legal advice and information to help women understand the law and their legal rights 
 
020 7251 6575 | www.rightsofwomen.org.uk 
 
5. Men’s Advice Line provides support for men experiencing domestic violence. 
 
0808 801 0327 
 
Local services 
 
1. UAVA helpline supports anyone experiencing or has experienced Domestic Abuse or Sexual Violence. 
0808 80 200 28 | http://www.uava.org.uk 
 
2. Victim First a free, independent and confidential service supporting victims and witnesses of crime across Leicester,  
 
Leicestershire and Rutland 0800 9539595 | https://victimfirst.org/ 
 
3. Quetzal provides a range of services to support women recovering from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse. 
 
0333 1014280 | http://quetzal.org.uk 
 
4. LGBT centre supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. 
 
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