HIVE Directory: Rights & Action Groups

African Women's Forum

The African Women’s Forum (AWF) was founded in 1995 to provide opportunities for social contact, communication and emotional support for African women in Portsmouth, directly replicating the support that would have been provided by closely related women in African societies.
AWF also works with local communities and organizations to increase inter-cultural understanding between Africans and the wider community.

The African Women's Forum's main aim is to provide opportunities for mutual communication by having social contact as well as emotional support for African Women residing in Portsmouth.

07758 805316

Dynamite Portsmouth

What do we do?

Dynamite’s job is to make sure that young people with a disability or special educational need have a say in how services for young people are run.

There are lots of ways that we do this including:

Social evenings, where we talk about a different topic each time
Young Inspectors, where young people visit services, young people want to inspect and say what is good about a service, and how that service could be better.
Surveys, we use surveys to find out what young people in Portsmouth think
Meetings, we attend meetings with decision makers so that they can hear young people’s voices. We also have a monthly to discuss issues and plan the work which Dynamite does.

Is it suitable for anyone?

Anyone can join Dynamite if they are:

Aged 14 to 25
Have a disability or special educational need
Use services like schools, colleges, or doctors in Portsmouth

How do I get involved?

You can email, phone us or Facebook us and we will let you know about our next event, or we can arrange for you to come in and meet us. Our email and our phone number TEL: 02392 822026.

United Kingdom
02392 822026

Ickle Pickles Children's Charity

The Ickle Pickles children’s charity raises money for the intensive care equipment that treats premature and newborn babies across Hampshire and supports Parents and families of neonatal babies in a variety of ways.

We host a free coffee morning at Cosham Baptist Church 48 Havant Road, PO6 2QZ, every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month between 10am - 12.
It is a free coffee morning and everyone is welcome to attend.
Contact for more information.

48 Havant Road
United Kingdom

Kurdish Community in Portsmouth

A support community for Kurdish people living in Portsmouth. In addition, now our organisation run a Kurdish Children School every Saturday to educate Kurdish children in Portsmouth of their mum’s tongue.

Ladies Circle / Tangent

Ladies Circle is a modern, vibrant club for women just like you! With hundreds of members aged 18 to 45 across Great Britain and Ireland, we want to offer the best opportunity for young women to connect with each other, have a great time and give something back.

Portsmouth City of Sanctuary

Portsmouth is a city proud to offer safety and sanctuary to anyone fleeing violence and persecution or who is isolated and seeking safety. With dignity and compassion, we welcome all people seeking sanctuary, and we are committed to building work streams of action to offer support accordingly.

Portsmouth groups and citizens have come together to form a City of Sanctuary, sharing a vision to confidently demonstrate inclusiveness, openness and participation. The group formally launched in June 2019 at Portsmouth Guildhall, and is now a registered charity needing your support, including volunteering! PCoS is part of the national non-political/religious City of Sanctuary movement, has full Portsmouth City Council endorsement and the support of around 120 local organisations.

The Refugee Sanctuary Hub meets at All Saints Church, 336 Commercial Road, PO1 4BT, every Monday 10.00am - 1.00pm (Excluding Bank Holidays). Orientation paperwork, support for survivors of trafficking, support for women working in the sex industry, OISC immigration advice and baby provisions

United Kingdom
07584 764074

Portsmouth Parent Voice

Portsmouth Parent Voice is for the parent carer of a child or young person with an additional or special need and/or disability; aged from 0 – 25 years old.

Portsmouth Parent Voice assists people to find the right support or service they need.

Lower Ground Floor, Central Library
United Kingdom
02394 350257

Portsmouth Society

The Portsmouth Society is a voluntary organisation interested in preserving the best of Portsmouth's environment: buildings, streets, green spaces and seashore, and in encouraging well designed new buildings and amenities.