Black Country Women’s Aid News

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

Help bring Christmas cheer to survivors of abuse

Fundraising

Posted: 23rd November 2020

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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Local business ‘Rudge and Garnett’ supports BCWA in launch

Fundraising

Posted: 24th September 2020

‘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

Posted: 24th September 2020

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

Posted: 26th August 2020

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

Posted: 18th August 2020

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

Posted: 5th August 2020

Please note that this article refers to our 2020 community champions scheme. If you would like to join our mailing list to find out about future opportunities, please email us on volunteering@blackcountrywomensaid.co.uk.   Black Country Women’s Aid encourages volunteers to…

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Make a difference with Midlands Community Draw

Fundraising

Posted: 1st July 2020

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

Posted: 4th May 2020

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

Posted: 24th April 2020

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

Posted: 22nd April 2020

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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