At a glance


  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Campaigning
  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Human rights
  • Poverty relief
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Social care
  • Training / employment support
  • Women

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Tapepuka advocates with and for vulnerable migrant and settled black and minority ethnic women of African descent; supporting them to articulate needs and access services in the mainstream.  

 Our work reduces isolation, rebuilds self esteem, confidence and capacity of marginalised women to have more choice and control in their lives.

Our work connects African women of diverse backgrounds and experiences to become a network & market place for sharing knowledge and skills thus creating strong and resilient local communities in the North of England.

Our work removes the barriers which prevent individual women living in Northern England and black African women generally from building bridges into the wider community and realising their full potential.

Our work challenges the injustices that disadvantage black African women in British society.




We undertake a range of practical support, pragmatic responses to problems our user groups face and campaign to raise awareness of issues and encourage change in our communities. We:

  • undertake campaigning work to raise awareness of  and change unjust policies and practices that have a negative impact on the lives of black African women.
  • run voice work -gathering and telling the stories of African women in the UK.
  • support survivors of female genital mutilation, early and forced marriage, domestic abuse, trafficking and sexual and economic exploitation.
  • create spaces where African women can meet and form a critical mass across nationality, language, faith and cultural divides.
  • trained community mobilisers to be trusted first ports of call
  • skills development and volunteer experience for employability

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