AL-HASANIYA
Moroccan Women's Centre Al-Hasaniya

Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women's Centre serves the needs of Moroccan and Arabic-speaking women and their families in London and the UK.

Our aim is to provide support in all matters concerning the health, welfare, education and cultural needs of Moroccan and Arabic-speaking women and their families. We seek to encourage and help clients access mainstream services and to promote positive citizenship and greater understanding amongst communities.

With over 25 years of experience, Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women's Centre is here to help.

If we cannot assist you directly, we will endeavour to help you to access another service that can.

All our services are free, impartial and confidential.
 
CONTACT US
Phone 020 8969 2292
Fax 020 8964 8843
Email contact@al-hasaniya.org.uk

Opening hours
Monday to Friday
9.30am - 5.00pm

  Al-Hasaniya leaflet
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SERVICES
 
Women with enduring mental health problems often find their difficulties impact on all aspects of their daily lives. Our centre provides both practical and emotional support for these women and their families. A programme of advocacy, referral, group therapy and parenting classes helps the women with practical issues and refers those in need to specialised mental health services.     MORE
 
Domestic violence is unfortunately highly prevalent in the Arabic-speaking community and is often considered to be an acceptable phenomenon. Domestic violence is deeply destructive, damaging self-esteem and destroying families. Our centre provides one-to-one support for women suffering any kind of physical or emotional abuse and helps these women to access the legal, welfare and therapeutic services which can help them.     MORE
 
Elderly Arabic-speaking women and men are faced with many challenges as they try to manage their daily lives and take care of their own needs. Language barriers and cultural differences can lead to debilitating isolation and make it much more difficult to access health services and welfare benefits. Our centre provides advice, advocacy, signposting and referral to other services, alongside more general support for those who are particularly vulnerable.     MORE
 
PROJECTS
 
INSPIRE WELL WOMEN PROGRAMME
An exciting new project for Somali and Arabic speaking women living in the borough of Kensington & Chelsea. Developed by Midaye SDN and Al-Hasaniya MWP, the programme aims to offer holistic advice and guidance around health and well-being through a variety of activities and services.     MORE
 
3Es
Funded by the Big Lottery Fund, the 3Es Project aims to 'Educate, Empower and Engage' Moroccan and Arab speaking women, encouraging them to reach their potential. The project endeavours to support these women to access local services, gain training, seek employment and generally be more active within their local community.     MORE
 
AWARDS
 
GUARDIAN CHARITY AWARD WINNER
Guardian awards presentation     Al-Hasaniya was named as one of five winners of the Guardian Charity Awards on 2 December 2010. A Guardian news report explaining what the award means to Al-Hasaniya is available on the Guardian website, together with a film film about our work.
 
SOUAD TALSI MBE
Souad Talsi     Al-Hasaniya is pleased to announce that Souad Talsi, the founder of Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women's Centre, has this year been named on the Queen's Birthday Honours List to receive an MBE for her services to the Moroccan community in Britain.
 
 
LATEST
Dardasha - at Nour Festival 2013
Nour Festival Photo: Rhouila
Dardasha: a Cultural Evening at Leighton House on 10 October 2013 screened the documentary film Dardasha and included a discussion with Souad Talsi MBE and Rachid Agassim, Consul General for Morocco in the UK, a photo exhibition and live music.     MORE
Tea Stories at Kew Gardens
Community Dialogues: Tea Party
As part of the 3E's Project, in April 2013 women from Al-Hasaniya were invited to a tea party at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Community Dialogues: Sadia's Tea Party
Human Rights Film Festival
Film: Camera/Woman
'Camera/Woman', Dir: Karima Zoubir
London premiere of a powerful film documentary highlighting the struggles of a working woman in Morocco. Official film partner and supporter: Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women's Centre
 
Screenings: 5:30pm,17 March 2013, ICA, Central London and 6:15pm, 19 March 2013, Ritzy Cinema, Brixton
Dardasha (chi't-chat) film
Four stories of migration to the UK by Moroccan women.