International Women’s Day – Groups supporting women

During our weekly meeting on March 8th, International Women’s Day, CS team members collated a list of organisations working to support and women and girls which we wanted to make available to a wider audience.

International Women’s Day Website

Young Women’s Trust: National Organisation who works with 18-30 year olds providing mentoring, training and CV support through the ‘work it out’ service 

Sistah Space: Service in London that supports women and families from African and Caribbean Heritage affected by domestic abuse. Have done research in this area, work on influencing laws and policies and also provide training  

FFLAG: National organisation that support family and friends of LGBTQ community members. They have a strong presence in Gloucestershire. 

Women’s Aid Survivor Handbook: Resource that provides practical support and information for women experiencing domestic abuse, with a section tailored to the needs of Disabled Women. 

Black Mothers Matter: Offers free resources for black mothers and birthers, courses, and mental health support. One of their projects sends gift hampers to support black pregnancies. 

Documentary Recommendations

These contain difficult subject matters and potential triggers, info on these can be found on the links provided): 

Channel 4 Undercover on Yarls Wood Immigration Detention Centre

Channel 4: The Black Maternity Scandal