Who we are
Ananna has empowered women for over 30 years across Greater Manchester. We provide meaningful activities, support, information and signposting, particularly for disadvantaged women that are survivors of domestic abuse or have struggled with mental health. We create a safe, welcoming and inclusive space that is led and run for women by women, keeping service users at the heart of decisions and developments. Ananna promotes social, financial, economic and political independence and minimises the adverse effects of deprivation. Ananna is proud of the community it serves and celebrates the diversity within it.
Purpose/ mission statement
Women and girls with a shared identity, striving together to enable positive change.
For women, led by women
Our work is guided by our core values of:
Human Dignity The right of all people to be valued and respected for their own sake, to be treated ethically, and enabled to develop to their full potential.
Collaboration Welcoming and harnessing the experiences and knowledge of people in the community and other organisations to achieve common goals.
Social justice The right of all people to have equal access to opportunities and privileges within a society. Acting to challenge the root causes of inequities not just their symptoms.
For Bangladeshi women and girls and those from other communities:
- To educate them in life skills formally and informally
- To increase their confidence and resilience
- To improve their physical and mental well being
- To reduce their social isolation
- To improve employability and increase volunteering
- To support access to statutory services
- To influence and change local and national strategy and policy that affects women and girls
Board of Trustees
Dr Safina Islam
Dr Shireen Sobhani
Dr Jessie Ahmed
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