Black Country Women’s Aid News

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

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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Make a difference with Midlands Community Draw

Fundraising

Black Country Women’s Aid supports over 9000 adults and children a year, who are affected by the trauma of violence, rape, and exploitation. All fundraising activities contribute to ensuring we continue to offer specialist support to the very people who…

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Heart to Heart: A Knitting Challenge

Fundraising

The Heart-to-Heart challenge was created to assist adults and children to get the help they need to overcome the trauma of violence, rape and exploitation. From reports in the media, we have seen a rise in domestic violence since the…

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What is the CPS doing in relation to stalking?

Services

This week is National Stalking Awareness Week 2020 and we are highlighting the need to see stalking clearly. We often see stalking victims too afraid to ask for help and then relieved when they discover we understand their experiences. Stalking is a crime…

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How should we deal with stalkers? An interview with Professor Elizabeth Yardley

Services

This week is National Stalking Awareness Week 2020 and we are highlighting the need to see stalking clearly. Far too often, when we talk about stalking and keeping victims safe, we focus on their behaviour. Victims are advised to change…

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