Open and free resources crowdsourced with love
from survivors, experts & people
who give a damn around the world.


Easy to follow crowdsourced guides

Do It Yourself Online Safety (in 9 languages)
There are many ways someone can track you down. With GIFs and instructions, this guide is a collection of tips and support including our best finds.

How to Build Your Own Domestic Violence Case Without A Lawyer (in 5 languages)
Learn how to collect and document evidence of abuse for divorce, criminal cases and/or child custody.

The Good Friend Guide
How to be supportive to a friend or family member experiencing abuse.

Manipulation is Abuse
How to identify manipulative situations and people, and how to deal with them.

Getting Better & Moving On
Charing the journey to recovery after abuse and trauma


Putting local information & support at your fingertips
Information on how to spot abuse, deal with abuse in teenage relationships, get help and get out.
Information on spotting abuse in hetero and same sex relationships, manipulation, mental abuse and how to get help.
Information on how to spot abuse, mental health, get help and get out.
The Supernova Project is a global effort that aims to contribute to addressing abuse within the LGBTQIA+ communities*.

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Cutting the digital services gap

Cuts to government funding and a slowly adapting social services sector can leave survivors at risk. Ultimately, our goal is to enable women to become the masters of their own fate. Hence, in 2016, we decided to support two digital services. This is a daunting but hugely exciting thing for us, as a volunteer-run organisation to take on and we will be blogging about it!

Soul Medicine
Soul Medicine is a platform that provides micro-courses or pathways on key topics that help survivors on the path to recovery. The content is broken down into bite-sized and easy-to-follow notes in English, Urdu or Arabic. The content ranges from existing Chayn guides on how to build your own case without a lawyer, staying safe online to new courses such as dealing with self-confidence and stress. There is an option to personalise the delivery of emails to make them more safe such as choosing when to recieve them and to choose ‘fake’ subjectlines. This project is supported by Comic Relief.

Little Window
Little window is a smart search bot that directs women to the information they are looking for as quickly as possible. Think of it like google search on turbo for all of Chayn’s resources and those provided by our friends too. We want to drastically reduce the time women take to search for information which in many cases can save lives. You’ve probably seen it in action already on our homepage! This project was supported by the Kering Foundation, Shuttleworth Foundation and People’s Postcode Lottery.

YSM(previously YANA)
A digital friend for survivors of sexual assault. The web application hosts a curated list of resources, written by us and others. This project is supported by Nesta and UK’s Department of Culture, Media and Sport.

Based on the trial we ran during Covid-19, Bloom is a free, web-based support group for domestic abuse survivors and anyone experiencing gender-based violence. Run by Chayn volunteers, it aims to recreate the trust, engagement, and confidentiality of a physical group setting online. Each group offers daily tips, tricks, tools, and comforting words to our community. With courses ranging between 4 weeks to 2 months, our survivors learn, reflect, complete homework, and process what they’ve experienced in a safe and invested space. Bloom’s content and methods are validated by trauma therapists and leading experts in the field. Bloom’s ambition is to both inform and empower: to equip survivors with the information they need to be safe and make the right choices for their own lives, as we embolden each member to thrive. We are grateful to be funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.