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International Women’s Day

8th March 2022 The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day will be #BreakTheBias Keep an eye out for what we’ll be encouraging our supporters to do to get involved…

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…

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…

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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Day in the life of…

My name is Steph and I am the Volunteer Coordinator here at BSWA. I’ve worked for BSWA for seven years and during my time I’ve been lucky enough to be…

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