A safe, just and equal world for women


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ADVANCETALK with Lady Unchained 

Brenda Birungi, AKA Lady Unchained;

Poet, Broadcaster, Mentor, TedXLondon speaker, Host for National Prison Radio, and Advocate for Life After prison.

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ADVANCETALK with AMJA Unabashedly

Amja is an artist, painter and poet, and domestic abuse activist.

As Creative Director of Amja Unabashedly, she describes herself as ‘Mother, artistic Lover of Life, Therapeutic Art Life Coach and anything else my creative mind decides to be’.


of women in custody have dependents under the age of 18


of women have committed crime that they attribute to a need to support their children


of women referred to community projects after arrest have experienced domestic violence, sexual abuse or rape

Work with us

We are an innovative organisation, led by and for women. Work with us to end violence against women and girls.

Support us

Advance relies on our supporters to fund our life–saving and life-changing work. There are many ways you can raise awareness and support our work.

Press and marketing

We work with partners and the press to raise awareness of issues of violence and abuse against women and girls. For enquiries, please contact us.

Who we are

Find out more about our vision and approach, our work and impact, and our trustees, executive team and supporters.