ICENA is a non-profit social enterprise offering training and consultancy covering sexual discrimination and violence. Profits from these services fund vital support systems for UK survivors of sexual violence.
Since 2019, we’ve donated £11,535 to Rape Crisis Centres in the East of England.
What we do
Sexual discrimination, harassment and violence can happen to anyone. And they frequently do. More than four-fifths of young women in the UK have been subjected to sexual harassment. One in five women have been subjected to some form of sexual assault.
At ICENA, our goal is to change attitudes, beliefs and practices, and promote equal access to resources and opportunities to end sexual discrimination and violence.
Women are disproportionately affected by these issues. So, though we aim to improve conditions for people of all genders, we work particularly with women-led and women and girls-focused organisations.
We deliver non-judgemental, practical and interactive training or consultancy tailored to the specific needs of your team or organisation. We draw on many years’ experience working across the sexual violence, health and wellbeing sectors. Our services are comprehensive and evidence-based, with measurable results.
Booking a training course or consultancy programme with us is a major step towards gender equality and social change within your organisation and community. But with ICENA, your impact goes much further. Your service fee goes towards funding critical services for UK survivors of sexual harassment and assault.
Who we are
We’re women with experience working on the frontline with survivors of sexual violence.
In 2015, we participated in research on feminist social enterprise models run by Lisa Hilder, founder of WINNER, Preston Women’s Centre. WINNER’s social enterprise model means they are self-sustainable. This inspired us to found ICENA in 2019.
We based our business model on the British Council’s theory of change for achieving gender equality. Our goal is to keep specialist sexual violence and abuse services free at point of access.
We donate profits to sustain existing sexual violence resources, whilst creating a new funding ecosystem to develop more services. This activity fits seamlessly with our trading function: training and consultancy to promote social change within organisations and businesses.
Over to you
Work with us to create a more inclusive workplace, understand and support survivors of sexual violence, become an advocate for gender equality. Create change within your organisation, knowing that your fees will be use to positively impact UK survivors of sexual assault.
Thank you again for today’s training. I can’t remember the last time I came out of training so inspired and ready for action. So often training is death by PowerPoint and with nothing to take away other than worry and concern that you aren’t able to do something. This was so far from that. On the train, I planned two staff training sessions and worked out a program for our Year class and an individual in particular. Never done that before after training. Both sessions were fantastic.
– This learner took our train the trainer – Talking to Children about Consent course
“5 star service all round”
This was an incredibly useful training exercise. Very engaging and informative.
– This learner took our preventing & responding to sexual harassment in the workplace course
“Fantastic service & knowledge”
We really enjoyed the Professional Boundaries and Data Sharing training. It’s enabled our staff team to reflect on working practices and how they can be improved.
– This learner took our professional boundaries training course
Get in touch
Use the form to the right to contact us and we’ll get back to you within two working days.
Please note that we are not a frontline organisation. If you or someone you know needs urgent help following a sexual assault, visit the Rape Crisis website for a list of services that will be able to help you.