publications and downloads

Below is a list of our publications. Please click on the titles to download

Boys think girls are toys - nia project evaluation


This report presents the findings from an evaluation of a prevention programme on sexual exploitation, delivered by the nia project in partnership with the Children’s Society.

Into the Foreground: Jacana Project Evaluation Report


The Jacana Parenting Service was a pilot programme developed and delivered in partnership between the nia project and Domestic Violence Intervention Project (DVIP) to support parents affected by current and historic domestic violence in Hackney. The programme offered separate interventions for men as perpetrators and support to women as victim-survivors, using individual and group work, and was funded by the Parenting Fund.
The Jacana Project met a gap in service provision and addresses statutory interventions which don’t take into account the dynamics of domestic violene and too often focus on blaming mothers for “failing to protect their children”.

Double Oppression: Violence Against Disabled Women


A resource pack for practitioners

nia - about us leaflet


An information leaflet to download.

IDVA leaflet


An information leaflet about our Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy Service

IDVA SDVC leaflet


An information leaflet about our Independent Domestic Violence Advocate Service in the Specialist Domestic Violence Court

East London Rape Crisis Service leaflet


An information leaflet about the East London Rape Crisis Service

Strengthening Relationships, Building Futures


Strengthening Relationships, Building Futures: An Evaluation of the nia project Family Learning Programme

This project linked support for BAMER women affected by domestic violence and post separation isolation to improve their relationships with the children through family learning.

IRIS in The Lancet


Read an article that appeared in The Lancet about the incredible results from the IRIS pilot project.

EVAW: A Different World is Possible: Promising practices to prevent violence against women and girls


nia’s prevention work in schools – with boys as well as girls – to challenge attitudes that condone violence against women and girls, is cited as an example of good practice.

Service User Satisfaction Survey 2012


We wanted to know what the women and girls who use nia’s services think about us and what we do.

This report describes the process and findings of an independently conducted service user satisfaction survey carried out at nia in June/July 2012.

The aims of the survey were to measure the levels of satisfaction with our current services, identify areas for improvement and good practice and provide a meaningful opportunity for service users to describe their experience of nia’s services in their own words and make recommendations for change and development

Play Therapy Leaflet - Information for Children & Young People


An information leaflet about our Play Therapy service for children and young people

Play Therapy Leaflet - Information for Adults


An information leaflet for adults about our Play Therapy service for children and young people

Safe Choices Reaching Communities Interim Evaluation Report - November 2014


Safe Choices is a London-based programme that aims to prevent ‘violent offending’ by young women through intensive therapeutic work addressing sexual violence and
exploitation in the context of gang association, including links to young women’s own use of violence. The underpinning framework is a gendered analysis of young women’s lived experience, creating a space that enables them to look at, and question the social constructions, and their own understandings, of gender norms.
Safe Choices: Reaching Communities runs from 2012-2015 and offers three strands of support and intervention: group work; one-to-one sessions; and training for practitioners. In September 2013, the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit (CWASU) at London Metropolitan University were commissioned to evaluate the project.
This briefing presents key findings from the first interim evaluation report. It draws on: monitoring data from the
first 18 months of project delivery; interviews with 12 local stakeholders; interviews with three young women who had engaged in one-to-one-support; evaluation forms completed by six young women.