YWAVE – Group Award Nominee – 2014

Young Women Against Violence Empowered (YWAVE) is a group of young women aged 16-25 who are committed to raising awareness around the issue of Domestic Abuse and its effects on children and young people. Many of the women have had their own experience of abuse and have completed training to become peer mentors for other young people. They deliver workshops in schools and colleges to raise awareness of healthy relationships and provide information around spotting the signs of abuse and where to go for help. The groups main aims are: promoting healthy relationships within young people, spotting the signs of abuse and protecting, promoting and improving current services and support from children and young people affected by abuse.