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Displaying the 20 most recent posts in the NEWS category.

Come and join us as we celebrate Women in Business at an informal networking event with a touch of Espana! Hosted by our friends at El Borracho de Oro, on the 13th September you will arrive between 5.30pm and 6.00p.m  where you will receive a drink of Cava or Sangria on arrival followed by a […]

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Do you have expertise and skills in finance, commerce or the legal profession? You might be an experienced accountant or finance specialist, a lawyer, or someone with experience of SMEs or corporates in the commercial sector. Most importantly, do you have a commitment to ending violence against women and children? Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid […]

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Are you looking to run for a local charity? Are you keen to improve your fitness and beat your personal best? Come and join #TeamBSWAID as we run together to support local women and children at this year’s newly formed Simplyhealth Great Marathon Series.  Whether you want to tackle the full or half marathon, take […]

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Supplies within our foodbank and items for babies in refuge are now running extremely low.  Could you help our women and children by donating a few essentials? Quite often, when women and children first arrive at refuge, they have very little by way of belongings.  To help, we provide emergency packs of food, toiletries and […]

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UNDERSTANDING COERCIVE CONTROL – REDRESSING THE BALANCE KEY MESSAGES, 14 March 2017 David Jamieson, West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner · ‘Coercive control is like being trapped in a world of confusion, contradiction and fear.’ · ‘I as the Police and Crime Commissioner, will ensure that victims remain at the centre and resources go where […]

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A conference addressing forced marriage & honour based violence   We had a very successful conference on Forced Marriage on Thursday 16th February 2017.  Over 200 people attended, with many more wanting to attend., showing exceptional demand. We are sending this email to outline key messages as we realise there is a deep interest in […]

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MY Comedy Birmingham, the monthly comedy night, was launched by comedian Maureen Younger in 2009, and MY Comedy Birmingham has been raising funds for BSWA through donations by its audience ever since. Their incredible generosity and support has now raised well over £4,000 for the charity. NEXT SHOW: Wednesday 12th February Having wowed the crowd at LFest, Debra-Jane […]

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The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has raised over £10,000 in a year to support the work of Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid (BSWA), their nominated Charity of the Year 2015-16.   This fantastic amount comes from a huge range of fundraising undertaken by the SRA team including biking across France, climbing the Brecon Beacons, running […]

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Monday 7 March 2016, 9.00am – 5pm Edgbaston Stadium (Edgbaston Cricket Club), Edgbaston Road, Birmingham, B5 7QU A unique event presented by the West Midlands Specialist Provider Consortium bringing together the foremost influential and internationally recognised speakers on the legal, policy and health dimensions of violence against women and children. Keynote speakers: Professor Evan Stark, ‘Coercive […]

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Audiences of the all female line-up comedy night, MY Comedy Birmingham, have raised over £4,000 for local charity, Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid. The monthly comedy night was launched by comedian Maureen Younger in 2009, and MY Comedy Birmingham has been raising funds for BSWA through donations by its audience ever since. Their incredible generosity […]

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Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid has received a grant from The Big Lottery of £448,937 over three years to provide support to children and young people aged 0-19 years affected by domestic violence living in our Solihull refuge. The project includes therapeutic and play sessions, and intensive one-to-one support with specialist Children and Young People’s Workers.  The […]

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Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid (BSWA) has been awarded the Women’s Aid National Quality Mark, certifying that it provides a high quality of service to women and children experiencing domestic violence in the area. The Women’s Aid Quality Standards is a national standard measuring the quality of specialist domestic violence services to ensure safety, the […]

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BSWA is pleased to release a new report, ‘Making the Difference’. The report centres around a series of case studies illustrating how we work and our approach to supporting women and children affected by violence. Download the BSWA Making the Difference Report.

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Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid (BSWA) celebrated its 35th anniversary year in style last night (Monday 29th June). Well-known public figures attended a reception marking 35 years of the charity’s work with women and children affected by violence. Mark Rogers, Chief Executive and Director of Economy at Birmingham City Council, and BSWA Chief Executive Maureen […]

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Together we can end violence against women and children. Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid (BSWA) is inviting you to help spread that message by making the BSWA pledge. As part of its 35th anniversary celebrations, which kick off in April, BSWA is asking members of the public and well-known faces to help raise awareness of […]

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The people of Birmingham and Solihull were out in force to take the Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid (BSWA) pledge yesterday (Thursday 21st). BSWA dressed many of the area’s most iconic statues in the colours and symbols of the international anti-violence against women movement and asked members of the public to pose with the artworks and […]

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MY Comedy Birmingham  is a monthly comedy night in Birmingham with an all female line-up.  Taking place on the 2nd Wednesday of the month with resident MC, Maureen Younger at The Kitchen Garden Cafe in Kings Heath.  My Comedy Birmingham have been long-time supporters of BSWA, raising money for us at each of their nights. […]

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Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid (BSWA) is inviting members of the public to show their support for the BSWA pledge, ‘Together we can end violence against women and children’, in Birmingham and Solihull centres on Thursday 21st May. Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid (BSWA) will be dressing some of Birmingham and Solihull’s most iconic statues […]

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Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid (BSWA) will be raising awareness of all forms of violence against women over the next twelve months as it celebrates its 35th anniversary. Each month we will focus on a different issue and the support BSWA offers around it. This month BSWA has been taking a broad look at violence against women […]

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Working with Communities to End FGM: A multi-agency awareness event Over 120 frontline professionals from across the region attended our conference on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on 1st April 2015 at Tally Ho in Birmingham. Maureen Connolly, Chair and CEO of BSWA opened the conference by centering FGM as a violence against women and girls issue […]

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