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
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 […]
Our Women’s Centre is a bright and friendly women-only space offering a range of activities for women such as ESOL class, IT classes, yoga & wellbeing sessions and art therapy sessions. About the opportunity: To deliver a weekly (12-week) course in basic learning and computer skills to foreign national women affected by the criminal justice […]
We are thrilled to have won Commonweal Housing Competition with our proposal for a feasibility study looking at housing provision for victims of trafficking. Our research proposal seeks to look at the injustice caused by current policy which places potential vulnerable and traumatised victims of trafficking into unsuitable accommodation whilst their needs and experiences are […]