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Walk it or Work out for Webchat

Our Webchat service turned one earlier this year, and what a year it’s been. The service has supported hundreds of women so far, but could support more. At the moment…

TV review In My Skin (BBC iPlayer)

After a long day at work, I often find myself trawling through the TV guide and various streaming services for a bit of escapism. Usually this ends in frustration as…

Book Review ‘Lotus’ Lijia Zhang

Lotus is a book which portrays the lives of women who are involved in China’s sex industry. The story unfolds through the viewpoint of the protagonist Lotus, a young woman who…

The Story of the Lilac Fairy

A special story for children (and grown ups!) Have you heard us talking about the Lilac Fairy who comes at Christmas time and helps us give out presents to the…

16 Days of Activism – Get Involved

16 Days 16 Ways Join us this year for another 16 days of feminist activism. Each year the UN raises awareness of women’s experiences of domestic abuse during the 16…

Labyrinth Project

The Labyrinth Project is a new initiative bringing together Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid with partners from across the UK. The project will work with women’s groups and services to…

Christmas at BSWA

Whether you’re working with colleagues to do something special for Charity this year, or as a family you’ve chosen to give to charity rather than to buy gifts for each…

Living the ‘high’ life – Adele’s zip wire experience

Adele is a member of our team who works in our Older Woman’s project, and here she shares her experience of a sponsored zip wire challenge. “After booking a holiday…

‘Men who hate women’ by Laura Bates: book review by SG

For those of you that are familiar with Laura’s Bates, you’ll know she was the founder of the ‘everyday sexism project’ where Bates encouraged women to tweet her their own…

She Beasts CIC – interview with founder Sadie Jones

BSWA are working with Sadie and She Beasts, a female community interest company offering fitness and training, to offer rebounding classes for women in our projects. We asked Sadie to…

A Day in the Life of…The Purple Project

Hazel works in our Older Women’s service, the Purple Project. 9am – Ready to start checking emails and messages and reply to those waiting for an answer. There is an…

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