Kingston Women’s Centre’s History
The Women’s Centre was founded in 1982, courtesy of the Greater London Council Women’s Committee. Many other Women’s Centres were founded in London at about the same time. Originally we had offices in Surbiton; eventually we were able to buy and convert our current premises in Canbury Park Road.
Kingston Women’s Centre became a Charity and a Limited Company in September 2011 and it continues to offer low cost counselling services to women.
Black Lives Matter
We are saddened and appalled by the events that have again highlighted the shocking scale of racism prevalent in our society today. Although the recent murder of George Floyd on 25th May 2020 took place in USA we recognise that racist practices and beliefs are widespread within the UK.
Kingston Women’s Centre is committed to being actively anti-racist and to accelerate positive action to eliminate injustice, oppression and inequality, wherever it exists. This statement is in line with our ongoing mission of supporting women of all backgrounds in times of crisis and change.
It is white people’s responsibility to be less fragile; people of colour don’t need to twist themselves into knots trying to navigate us as painlessly as possible.
By Robin DiAngelo, author of ‘White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism.