We aim to improve the quality of life for those who are marginalised by language and culture, by increasing awareness of the prison system and their rights by enabling them to access and exercise these rights. We provide a wide range of services to BMER (Black, Minority Ethnic and Refugees) and foreign nationals in UK prisons, and our goal is to ensure that the client’s transition from prison back into the community is as smooth as possible. For those wanting to return to their countries of origin, we provide them with information and the assistance they need to do this smoothly.
Our role is to facilitate our clients in re-building their lives and reducing the cycles of re-offending.
Head of Community and Prison Services
020 7697 4120 ext 4126
07951 182 558
Hibiscus staff have joined NGO’s from 11 other countries to participate in a program of workshops developed to provide vocational development tools for identifying, preventing, and building resilience against Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS). The training program is being delivered by Feminenza as part of their Trauma Healing and Community Resilience (THCRD) project. Feminenza is an organisation dedicated to helping women and young people take charge of […]
Hibiscus Initiatives (Hibiscus) is a passionate, women-centred organisation, delivering high impact advocacy and advice services to Black, minoritised, and migrant women at the intersection of the criminal justice and immigration systems. Our criminal justice projects team provides holistic, trauma-informed and gender-responsive support to women affected by, or at risk of becoming involved in, the criminal justice system across the London area. We are looking […]
At Hibiscus, we continue to support the global Black Lives Matter movement. We were heartened to see George Floyd’s killer was found guilty. The fight against racism experienced by Black people around the world is a long journey, and justice for George Floyd is a milestone on the long road ahead. Martin Luther King, Jr., […]
November 2020 What do you consider to be the main causes of racial and ethnic disparitiesin the UK, and why? Hibiscus Initiatives (Hibiscus) is a voluntary sector organisation with distinct expertise in working with marginalised foreign national and black, minority ethnic and refugee (BMER) women in prison, in the community, and in immigration removal centres, […]
Hibiscus Initiative launched a new report on Cultural Mediation. Cultural mediation is a concept that ensures women’s voices can be heard. The idea of cultural mediation is to create a space where women can use their own words and languages to express what they are going through. The women supported by Hibiscus are faced with […]
Hibiscus Initiatives invites you to the launch of the Cultural Mediation report. The report launch takes place on Wednesday, March 10, 1 – 2pm. Join Hibiscus Initiatives for a presentation and discussion of their latest report on cultural mediation, and how this practice enables women to make their voice heard by speaking about their struggles and demanding […]
MAJORITY OF VICTIMS OF TRAFFICKING DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO SAFE HOUSING A new report by Hibiscus Initiatives finds that the majority of potential female victims of trafficking are unable to access safe houses, with some even facing homelessness. Hibiscus urges that foreign national female trafficking survivors can be housed in safe houses. Chief Executive […]
Hibiscus Initiatives (Hibiscus), the UK’s leading organisation working to support and empower Black, minority ethnic, refugee and migrant women affected by the criminal justice system and immigration restrictions, is delighted to announce the appointment of Marchu Girma as its new Chief Executive. Marchu is joining Hibiscus from her current role as Deputy Director of refugee […]
In response to government advice on the current COVID-19 crisis relating to social distancing and homeworking, Hibiscus Initiatives (Hibiscus) has had to adapt our delivery model in order to adhere to these new measures and to help keep our clients and staff safe during this time. With our 30-year track record of providing high-quality, impactful […]