Bringing women together to talk about what makes us feel safe or unsafe, and decide what we can do to help make the city a better, safer place to live.
We had some funding from the Police and Crime Commissioner fund to set up the Women’s Peacemakers project.
A group of women have met three times since November. More than 20 women have attended sessions in person and a number of others have been in touch via email or social media.
We have started to name and celebrate things that bring us joy and make us feel safe such as, talking about our concerns, having choice, gaining knowledge, growing food and exercising.
We have also identified things that cause us concern and make us feel unsafe such as, domestic abuse, the internet, public speaking, terrorism and knife crime.
We will work together until March 2018. There will be two opportunities a month to gather together. At every session there will be the opportunity to create something, from cake to craft.
What would you like to make? Do you have a skill you would like to share? If so, get in touch!
Together we will identify 5 themes and decide which 2 we would like to focus on.
We will also contact organisations who might be able to come and help us explore those themes in more detail.
For more information, to take part and to join our mailing list please email firstname.lastname@example.org