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 www.tonyajoybolton.com .
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.