Black Country Women’s Aid News

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

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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Covid 19: BCWA is here for you

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Black Country Women’s Aid would like to reassure you that all of our services are available to support, help and advise you during this challenging time. We have a range of ways that you can contact us, and we will…

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NEW: Support for survivors of sexual violence in Walsall

BCWA

Our Black Country Rape and Sexual Violence Service supports women, children and men who have experienced rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse. For over ten years, we have worked across Sandwell, Dudley and Wolverhampton. Now, with support from the…

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Tina’s Story raises domestic abuse awareness

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Tina’s Story is a short film launched by the Safer Sandwell Partnership on Monday 25 November to mark White Ribbon Day and International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Tina Billingham was murdered by her partner in 2017….

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