BAME CIC in Glasgow, Scotland. Empowering black and minority women.

Inspiring Women to Nurture, Lead and Excel

DAWSUN is an ethnic minority, female-led community interest company dedicated to improving gender and racial equity in Glasgow, Scotland. Our goal is to reduce inequalities in the community through research, life-long learning and education. Since our inception in 2018, DAWSUN has focused on research-led, impact-oriented initiatives that drive change in the BAME community.

Several issues affect families, women and children in African and Africans living in the diaspora, including child poverty, financial exclusion and gender inequalities. Not only do we undertake independent research within the BAME communities in Scotland, but we also run a number of programmes that seek to alleviate these particular challenges.

If you would like to find out more about the work we do at DAWSUN, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at info@dawsun.org.

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Our Mission

We believe that women are agents of change, and it is our mission to give women the tools that help them nurture, lead and excel.

Our Vision

To provide a global platform that facilitates discourse on the development and social challenges that affect Africans and people of African descent living and working in Scotland.

Our Philosophy

We refer to our core ideology as W.I.N.N.E.R, which encourages Womanhood, Inclusiveness, Nurturing, Nobility, Excellence, and Resourcefulness. We provide our members with the platform to engage in finding solutions to the developmental and social challenges facing Africa and people of African pedigree.

 

 

Our Projects

 

DAWSUN Africa Leadership Academy (DALA)

The DALA is our leadership programme that consists of seminars, workshops and discussions with experts in the fields of African affairs and leadership. The aim of the programme is to reduce inequality by giving women within our community the tools to fulfil their potential.

BAME CIC in Glasgow, Scotland. Africa Leadership Academy 1

 

BAME CIC in Glasgow, Scotland. Young Girl's Leadership Project 1

 

 

Young Girl’s Leadership Project (YGLP)

The YGLP aims to improve the participation of African women in business and the community through learning and development. We run workshops that improve and enhance critical softs skills such as presenting effectively, communicating clearly and making decisions.

 

 

International Partnership for Africa’s Development (I-PAD)

There are a number of social and economic challenges facing the African continent. We believe the best way to overcome these challenges is through effective collaboration with institutions in Africa. The I-PAD is an annual event that brings together leading experts in government and academia from all the world. Speakers discuss, present and analyse the biggest problems and most viable solutions currently facing Africa.

BAME CIC in Glasgow, Scotland. International Partnership for Africa's Development 1.

 

BAME CIC in Glasgow, Scotland. This is My Africa Project 1.

 

 

This Is My Africa Project (TMAP)

The goal of TMAP is to promote the cultural heritage of the African diaspora through cultural events in Glasgow, Scotland. Attendees can learn more about the contributions of the African community in Scotland as well as discover food, fashion and folklore from the continent.

 

Financial Services Hub PROJECT MINT (Watch This Space) (Sponsored by NSI-COMIC RELIEF Funding)

Financial services have traditionally been a male-dominated sector with relatively few women taking up roles. Despite several initiatives that were designed to redress the imbalance, it seems things have not improved significantly.

At DAWSUN, we believe that progress can be made in this area by empowering underrepresented individuals with the right skillsets to compete within the Financial Services Sector. Knowledge represents the most critical key to success in all aspects of financial services, which is why we advocate Mentoring, Internship, Networking and Training (MINT) as essential parts of meeting these new talent demands.

BAME CIC in Glasgow, Scotland. Financial Services Hub PROJECT MINT 1.

 

 BAME CIC in Glasgow, Scotland. Voices Within. Researching COVID-19 impact in BAME community 1.

 

Voices Within (Researching the Impact of the COVID-19 within the BAME Community) (Survey to Launch soon)

Coronavirus has had a massive effect across the UK, but the repercussions have been even more pronounced in the BAME community. We are currently in the process of discovering what emotional, physical and financial impact the pandemic is having on people of African descent living and working in Scotland.

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Our Team

DAWSUN is a community Interest Company (CIC) led by women. All of us here at DAWSUN have extensive experience in a number of industries including finance, business, health, academia and banking. We are all passionate about reducing inequalities for women in the African diaspora, and committed to developing programmes that educate, enlighten and benefit those in the community.

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Our Objectives

BAME CIC in Glasgow, Scotland. DAWSUN objectives.

DAWSUN is a community interest Company (CIC) registered in Glasgow, Scotland. We are a social enterprise limited company that channels our profits into helping families, women and children of Africa and the African diaspora. We seek to:

 

 

  • Improve child poverty and financial exclusion within our community.
  • Challenge female genital mutilation practices.
  • Challenge domestic and sexual violence
  • Reduce gender inequalities in employment, wages and leadership roles.
  • Support and mentor young girls and women
  • Promote life-long learning and well-grounded education for Men and Women.
  • Research economic, social and developmental challenges
  • Promote African cultural heritage through events and documentaries. Amongst others.

 

 

Our Partners

Diaspora African's Women Support Network partner - Foundation Scotland.

Diaspora African's Women Support Network partner - Community Fund.

 

Diaspora African's Women Support Network partner - Impact Funding Partners.

Diaspora African's Women Support Network partner - Soil Association.

Diaspora African's Women Support Network partner - ROSA.

Diaspora African's Women Support Network partner - Aviva Community Fund.

 

Diaspora African's Women Support Network partner - Next Step Initiative.

Diaspora African's Women Support Network partner - Comic Relief.

 Diaspora African's Women Support Network partner - New Gorbals Housing Association.

Diaspora African's Women Support Network partner - St Nicholas Care Fund.

 

Diaspora African's Women Support Network partner - Corra Foundation.

 

 

 

 

Get in Touch with Us

If you would like to learn more about the programmes & events we run and the work we do at DAWSUN(Diaspora African Women's Support Network CIC) please contact us.

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