Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid art in refuge project underway 💜

Our project with Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid is underway! 💜

We are working with artists and FWFC members Carolyn Morton and Sarah Taylor Silverwood to provide high quality art activities for women living in refuge. We are also producing a print and online campaign to help raise awareness of domestic violence and abuse.

The art project provides opportunities for women to develop their creative skills and interests, to carve out much needed time for themselves, and to help (re)build confidence and self-esteem. It also offers a chance for women and staff to share creative skills and spend time together socially in covid safe ways.

This project has been made possible with generous support from Arts Council England.

Violence Against Women and Girls survey reopened – share your stories and views. Deadline 26th March.

The government has reopened their call for evidence – your stories and views – on Violence Against Women and Girls. It has been reopened following the kidnap and murder of Sarah Everard and the public discussion and disclosures that have followed.

Your views will help to inform the government in their next Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy.

If you have views or stories you want to share, please complete the survey, it takes around 15 minutes. It is open to all genders.

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The government has reopened their call for evidence – your stories and views – on Violence Against Women and Girls. It has been reopened following the kidnap and murder of Sarah Everard and the public discussion and disclosures that have followed.

Your views will help to inform the government in their next Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy.

If you have views or stories you want to share, please complete the survey, it takes around 15 minutes. It is open to all genders.

The consultation closes on 26th March 2021.

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/violence-against-women-and-girls-vawg-call-for-evidence

EMPOWER BAB – over £1K raised for Baobab Women’s Project!

We are thrilled to announce that our EMPOWER BAB shop raised a fantastic £1422 which will all go directly to supporting the vital work of Baobab Women’s Project.

The EMPOWER BAB shop sold small, original, affordable artworks – made and donated by over 50 people responding to the word ’empower’ – and our limited edition EMPOWER BAB brooch.

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who donated artwork, to everyone who made a purchase from our shop and to our team at FWFC who worked really hard on this fundraiser. You are all wonderful ❤️

Baobab Women’s Project are a West Midlands refugee and asylum seeker women’s advocacy project, working in solidarity with others for positive change. They focus on undocumented, asylum seeking and newly granted refugee women’s issues, particularly supporting women affected by gender violence and trafficking.

EMPOWER BAB Update: Fundraiser for Baobab Women’s Project

Our Spring fundraiser EMPOWER BAB was postponed but we are now working on an online fundraising event PLUS a selling platform for the amazing artworks that we have received, raising vital funds for Baobab Women’s Project. We are in the planning stages at the moment, but we are really excited!

We would like to raise as much money as possible for Baobab Women’s Project and are extending our deadline for your artwork submissions! You still have time to submit an A6 postcard-sized artwork to Grand Union before Friday 31st July. Send your submission to: FWFC EMPOWER BAB, c/o Grand Union, 19 Minerva Works, Fazeley Street, Birmingham, B5 5RS.

We have been blown away by the time, energy and generosity people have put into the work we have received so far, thank you so much to everyone who has made and donated. Head over to our Instagram to see some of the submissions.

If you would like to help us plan the online EMPOWER BAB event, we always welcome new activist volunteers to our planning meetings – and you don’t need to be from the West Midlands! Contact us here to express your interest in getting involved.

We welcome cis men’s support in all areas except at planning meetings. This is because we believe that the voices of women, trans people and gender non-confirming folks need to be at the forefront of our work.