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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 values

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.

Organisational outcomes

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

Our team


Hasina Chowdhury

Project Coordinator

Rebeka Syed

Admin and Development Officer

Nasima Begum

Young People’s Officer

Muna Chowdhury

Finance Officer

Shafa Begum

Mental Health Officer

Sadika Chowdhury

Mental Health Support Worker

Board of Trustees

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Dr Safina Islam

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Dr Shireen Sobhani

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Dr Jessie Ahmed

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Lulu Amin

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Lubna Chowdhury

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Peara Khair

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Nurjahan Ahmed

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Roshanara Pasha

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Tahmina Doly

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