Posts Tagged ‘domestic violence’

Breaking the Silence: Empowerment Day For Women

Posted on 20th October 2012 by

I 100% AGREE that: “Sexual assault and domestic violence are significant issues facing women today in the West Midlands. Violence against women and girls is a worldwide pandemic – approximately one out of every three women worldwide will be beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime. Also statistics show that 1 in 4 girls will be sexually abused before they turn 18.”

This sell-out show is a hilarious, empowering and deeply moving play which openly addresses taboo issues such as religion, sexual health, sexual abuse and domestic violence. These subjects are rarely discussed within the community and as a result women often suffer in silence.

For more information about the play please visit .

ICU’s groundbreaking Empowerment Day for Women takes place on Thursday 25th October, 2012 at the Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton. Drawing on themes from the play and a wide range of art forms, such as Creative writing, Visual Art and Drama, the day will include a Live performance, workshops and discussion. This event is priced at only £20 and open to women of all backgrounds.

Tonya and her team will provide a safe space to help women develop effective strategies to create positive change and take back control of their lives.   The day will explore issues such as:

  • The relationships we have with ourselves and with others.
  • How culture impacts on sexual and domestic abuse
  • Breaking the cycle of abuse.
  • How to prevent, recognise and react responsibly to the reality of abuse.

So I urge all you women out there to attend this inspirational event, and together let’s overcome this Worldwide panademic.


Come on England-drink responsibly this summer & enjoy the world cup

Posted on 10th June 2010 by

The world cup 2010 starts tomorrow in South Africa. Sadly during the last world cup domestic violence reports increased by 30% and other alcohol related violence and issues were also a problem.

The Safer Birmingham partnership launched their new campaign on the 7th June. The campaign is aimed at encouraging individuals to drink sensibly and stay safe during the World Cup season, whether watching England matches at home with friends or in local pubs/bars.

For more information about the Safer Bimringham Partnership World Cup Campaign visit their website

Download the Domestic abuse campaign poster here : Too much control

To get more information and advice about domestice abuse or access support call Women’s Aid 0800 0732 606 or in an emergency always dial 999

To seek advice about yours or someone else alcohol use you can get free & confidential advice from Birmingham Drug & Alcohol Action Team by calling 0800 073 0817

To contact your neighbourhood police team call 0845 113 5000 or you can report anti social behaviour on 0121 303 1111