The road to sustainability - summary findings: A review of black, minority ethnic and refugee (BMER) organisations working with women on health and gender-based violence

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This summary report provides an overview of the current situation of BMER women’s organisations and other specialist health services. The primary focus of the study was on small specialist BMER women’s organisations that work in the area of violence against women and girls (VAWG) including domestic and sexual violence, forced marriage, female genital mutilation and ‘honour-based’ violence. The research identifies key issues and challenges which are having an impact on the resilience and sustainability of the women’s health and social care voluntary sector. The research aims to inform and assist commissioners who are developing their thinking on the commissioning of BMER specialist services within the health and social care sector.