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WAITS is joining millions of activists across the world to end violence against women, as part of the ‘One Billion Rising’ campaign [today] Thursday 14th February 2013. The campaign, now in its 15th year, echoes WAITS commitment to empowering and supporting women across Birmingham.
The vist organised by Compact Europe brought 30 vocational trainers, from Third sector organisations, South and City College on the vist. During our time there we were involved in working with Ismek to examine and test the vocational engagement and training practices used to support women learners back into education and training.
On 5th October 2012 WAITS in conjunction with Neo 2 Soul Promotions, held a fundraising Evening to raise funds for Iona House. WAITS seven bed accommodation for women experiencing Domestic Abuse, Homelessness and Offending. Iona House provides holistic support where residents receive advocacy, support and therapeutic workshops to enable them to rebuild their lives.
On Friday 25th May I (Henrietta) was fortunate enough to co-chair an event featuring the Rt. Hon. John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons. For those who aren’t sure the Speaker of the House of Commons is that fellow who sits in the big chair in the House of Commons and tells MP’s off when they over step the mark.