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16 days of Activism

Every year from the 25th November until the 10th December, we highlight the UN’s 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. This is an important time of year, as we…

Poetry

A series of poems written by a woman who has been supported by BSWA I don’t love the one who put me last. This is me learning to carrying on…

Meet the Team

My name is Jennifer and I am one of the Advocate Educators for the IRIS Interventions Project. I work in the Solihull area. I have worked in the domestic abuse…

Being heard is not the same as being understood: why interpreting matters

Towards the end of 2021 we launched our campaign to raise awareness of the immense pain caused to survivors of domestic abuse, through not being offered adequate support in the…

Reproductive Coercion and Control: an often overlooked aspect of domestic abuse

As discussions have been held around the world about the increase in state control of women’s reproductive rights and justice, it made me think about how we are capturing reproductive…

A Day in the Life of…Commonwealth Games Volunteer

Prem, who works in our Infrastructure team, shares her experience of volunteering at the recent games I’m sure you’re all aware that the biggest multi-sports event has just taken part…

Know Your HERStory

A new blog feature highlighting the women we should know about, but never get told about… Cecile Fatiman Cecile was a Haitian Priestess and played a key role inthe Haitian…

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TV Review: Bridgerton Season 2

Dearest Gentle Reader, Firstly, Season Two did not come to play around. The storyline is great however this review is focusing on the South Asian representation, specifically Indian representation. Shonda…

Podcast review: ‘What’sHerName’ – hosted by Dr. Katie Nelson and Olivia Meikle

I’m a big fan of listening to podcasts and I was so excited to find this podcast on forgotten women. From Muslim Warrior Queen Chand Bibi who ruled over two sultanates,…

Young Women experiencing domestic abuse now supported via specialist partnership project

NEWS After many years of working together in the local area, Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid (BSWA) specialist young women’s workers will now be integrated into St Basils’ accommodation based…

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