There are no paid positions available at this time, but we are recruiting new Trustees.

About Us

We are a community-led voluntary organisation, set up 10 years ago and committed to improve the lives of BAME women across London. We work with survivors of domestic violence, LBTQ+ members and migrant women with no recourse to public funds. We provide a range of wellbeing activities and advice on domestic violence and welfare for about 500 women each year. 


In the last year, we have doubled our income and have enlarged our team from five to nine staff members. We currently have many exiting projects and have expanded our services to women from all over London. 


Our campaigns aim to raise awareness on polygamy, forced virginity testing & hymenoplastic surgery, LBTQ+ rights and migration issues. The media is becoming increasingly interested in these issues and our Executive Director is regularly invited by various outlets to speak to them about our campaigns and explain our position. MEWSo is a member of several key local networks too, where our team contribute their expertise on socio-cultural taboos affecting the women who use our services.  


Our Trustees

We currently have an all-women Board of seven Trustees who are responsible for setting up the overall strategic directions of MEWSo and support our Executive Director and members of staff. We are looking to diversify our Board by recruiting passionate women, who can share their expertise in any of the following:

  • finance

  • legal

  • HR

  • quality standards

  • digital marketing

  • project management

  • business development 

  • campaigning

  • community engagement

  • fundraising


Board members are expected to contribute to the development and growth of MEWSo by:

  • preparing for and attend two-hour board meetings each quarter (currently online)

  • attending networking events (currently online)

  • attending MEWSo’s classes and workshops to observe and provide recommendations 

  • advising on areas of expertise or being assigned a portfolio of tasks in accordance to their professional background 

  • approving MEWSo’s annual accounts 

  • liaising with funders 

  • and/or reviewing our policies and procedures 


We particularly want to encourage applications from women who:

  • have lived experience in one or more of the issues we support

  • have experience working with minority communities or have a minority background

  • are current or former MEWSo service users

  • or are residents or familiar with the voluntary sectors in Islington and/or Westminster



To Apply

Please email us a covering letter (of no more than two pages) explaining why you want to be a trustee and how you can contribute to one or more of our areas of expertise. 


If you would like an informal chat before applying, please contact Halaleh Teheri, MEWSo’s Executive Director on 07958 145 666. 


We will accept applications on a rolling basis until we fill all the areas of expertise we require.

Thank you.

MEWSo is a grassroots organisation that aims to help disadvantaged women from a number of different ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds. All information provided to MEWSo is strictly confidential and only used to provide adequate services for our clients. For more information about how we use your data, please see our privacy policy on our website.

​If you would like more information about our campaign, please don’t hesitate to contact us. If you would like to support our cause, please consider donating or look at our vacancy page for volunteering options.


If you need our help, or you know of someone who needs our help, please contact us:

Call: 07958 145 666



To make a referral, download and fill in our form and email it to us.

If you have any questions, want to campaign, volunteer or just want to get involved, get in touch.

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Office Addresses

Durham Road Resource Centre,

86 Durham Road,


London N7 7DT

Church Street Neighbourhood Centre,

Cherwell House,

Penfold Street,


London NW8 8PT

Currently, both our offices are closed

due to Covid-19 but all our services

are now online.

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