The Holly Project opened in Telford in August 2018 and is the first specialist peer CSE support service in the country. All of the Holly Workers have experience of CSE themselves. It was the brainchild of local survivor Holly Archer, who campaigned tirelessly for an independent inquiry into exploitation and trafficking in the town after […]
Action Breaks Silence is a community intervention group that delivers projects in schools to raise awareness of violence against women and empower young people to resist narratives about violence and gender roles. They currently run community-led programmes in the UK and South Africa and will be beginning a new project in India soon. They run […]
Building Equality is a group of survivors organised through Edinburgh Women’s Aid and Shakti Women’s Aid. Together they have written a book called When Women Speak I Hear about their experiences, which is on sale from independent retailers across Edinburgh.
Woman’s Place UK raise awareness of the issues raised by the proposed Gender Recognition Act. They campaign for women only spaces to be protected and extended where necessary, and for the government to consult with the women’s sector on gender identity self-declaration and exemptions to the Equality Act for single sex services and spaces. They […]
The Maya Centre provides free counselling for women on a low income who have experienced male violence and abuse. The centre runs the ‘I Am’ programme which uses art and media as a vehicle to build resilience and empowerment. The group holds events, including at the Free Word Centre, and the House of Lords, featuring […]
Yes Matters is an organisation founded by Gemma AItchinson in 2013 following the rape and murder of her younger sister. The organisation is working with survivors and communities to tackle victim blaming, and conducting research on the impact of sexual objectification on women and girls on our equal access to justice.
Project ACEi is a community action group which advocates against the practice of female genital mutilation in the UK and overseas through education and training programmes. The project is self funded by its founder Alimatu Dimonekene and delivers training to local authorities, the NHS, and the Metropolitan Police as well as delivering workshops and conferences […]
Build a Girl was founded in 2017 by Fiona Broadfoot. The project works with vulnerable young women to provide early intervention, support, as well as aiming to act to prevent these young women from being targeted for exploitation in prostitution. Already the project has enabled these young women to come together and have weekends away […]
Action Breaks Silence is an educational charity working in India, South Africa, and the UK. They offer two educational programmes: The Empowerment Programme for women and girls; and The Empathy Programme for boys. The programmes are designed to challenge stereotypes and raise awareness around sexual violence and have reached more than 47,000 young people since […]
Safety 4 Sisters is a Manchester women’s organisation that provides services to and campaigns for the rights of migrant women. The group have documented the experiences of migrant women in the UK, the abuse they have been subject to and the barriers to accessing services that they face. They organise training, conferences, and protests, and […]