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Black Country Women’s Aid News

Find out about our latest projects and events, and new developments.

#itsnotok – supporting survivors of rape and sexual violence

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The Black Country Rape & Sexual Violence Service is here to help Black Country Women’s Aid supports over 9000 adults and children a year, who are affected by the trauma of violence, rape, and exploitation. As an Independent Sexual Violence…

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BCWA achieves Women’s Aid National Quality Standard

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We are very pleased to announce that BCWA has been awarded the Women’s Aid National Quality Standard, demonstrating the high standard of our support for survivors of domestic abuse and their children. The Women’s Aid National Quality Standards are a…

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Harvesting Success: Black Country Women’s Aid 19/20 AGM

In the press

We held our 19/20 AGM over Zoom, on Wednesday 9th December 2020, under the theme of harvesting success. We held our AGM online this year with an array of speakers, including contributions from partners and staff, chaired by Trustee Karen…

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Help bring Christmas cheer to survivors of abuse

Fundraising

Christmas is not cancelled. Every year we are in awe of your kindness and generosity, as you donate gifts to bring Christmas cheer to the people we support: survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence and modern slavery. This year we’re…

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Go Purple 2020: Help make a house a home

Fundraising

Held in October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Go Purple is an appeal where we encourage all members of the community to get involved. Whether you do a sponsored walk, a purple clothes day at work, bake and sell cupcakes,…

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Local business ‘Rudge and Garnett’ supports BCWA in launch

Fundraising

‘Rudge and Garnett’ is a new small business, based in the Black Country, with a heart for seeing hope and joy spread like wildflowers. We sell giftware, such as illustrated art prints, greetings cards and gift wrap, with 10% of…

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Salvation Army welcomes Black Country Women’s Aid to work together to support slavery victims through new five-year government contract

Services

The Salvation Army is pleased to announce the appointment of Black Country Women’s Aid as a specialist partner to provide support to adult victims of modern slavery in England and Wales through the Government’s new Modern Slavery Victim Care Contract…

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NCS Young People make a volunteering debut at Black Country Women’s Aid

Volunteering

Everybody can get involved with volunteering While lockdown and social distancing measures meant that our usual volunteering activities were limited, our Volunteer Coordinator explored other ways that members of the public can make a difference. This included poster and fundraising…

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Sandwell Steelers announce BCWA as Charity of the Year

Fundraising

We are delighted to announce our new fundraising partnership with the Women’s Team at Sandwell Steelers American Football club. The Sandwell Steelers are a non-profit amateur American Football club, offering full contact football for Youth, Adult and Women. We are…

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Community Champions: Stand Up Against Domestic Abuse!

Training

Black Country Women’s Aid encourages volunteers to make a difference by training to become Community Champions. The Covid 19 pandemic has been a dangerous time for those suffering domestic abuse, as the lockdown may have heightened domestic tensions and cut…

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