Our latest TikTok highlights some of the shocking statistics from Victim Focus’ report by Dr Jessica Taylor, “I thought it was a part of life.” You can watch it here:
Last weekend we painted a new property with the help of a male volunteer.
One of the ways we hope to change men’s attitudes towards domestic abuse is through volunteering. You can watch our new TikTok of the decorating here:
We have been using our TikTok account to create videos with the goal of raising awareness of domestic abuse to a wider audience. You can support our TikTok journey by liking our videos and sharing them on other social media platforms or by following us over there: @nawomensaid
All support is much appreciated!
Our latest video features our peg dolls and lists some of the forms of domestic abuse. You can watch it here:
Due to Covid restrictions, we have been unable to have an official public opening of our HUB so we decided to bring the HUB to you with our virtual tour.
Come along with us as we take you through the building and discuss what our service provides from our base, “The HUB on the Corner.”
Today NAWA recognises the struggle of women living with domestic violence and those who have lost their lives as a result.
Please take a moment to think of them today when you see a sunflower.
Back in January, we created a survey to gauge the public’s perception of domestic abuse in North Ayrshire. We were so pleased and grateful for all of the responses we received!
You can now view the results below.NAWA-Overall-Survey-Results-done
Today we #ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021 remembering women who lost their lives at the hands of their abusers. We will not remain quiet about gender inequality and we will not forget!
It’s International Women’s Day today! To celebrate, below is a look back on our 16 inspirational women project. Today we also launch our TikTok, raising awareness of domestic abuse. You can find us on the app under @nawomensaid.
You can view our TikTok here:
Monday 8th March is International Women’s Day and we will be doing an hour long walk in memory of women killed at the hands of their abusers.
This will be starting at 12pm from our HUB in Saltcoats and will be socially distanced. You can join us virtually by posting your own walking photos and tagging us on social media.
“In the UK, one woman or girl is killed every 3 days at the hands of a man” – Femicide Census (2020).
We must not remain quiet about gender based violence.
We want to let you know that we are expanding – with a new HUB opening soon in Kilwinning!
We are however looking for some help from any local businesses/organisations that may be able to contribute towards some items or even lend a hand by offering some time. Any help would be appreciated and further information is detailed below.
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North Ayrshire Women’s Aid has been operational within North Ayrshire for over 40 years, providing direct support to women and children experiencing domestic abuse. In August 2020, we successfully opened our new Hub in Vernon Street Saltcoats called: ‘Hub on the Corner’ – despite the pressures of our continuing lockdown. Within this building we are able to house all of our previous Public Office and have space to offer many more services to women and families when restrictions ease.
Lockdown presented us with an unprecedented increase in the requirement of our services – of which we adapted in order to respond safely and provide the continuation of service for those in need.Women and families found the increased pressures and restrictions unbearable – leaving them more isolated & vulnerable than ever.
It was always NAWA’s plan to open a second HUB in Kilwinning in order to make our services more readily available for women. Lockdown has shown us that this is now needed more than ever.
The overall purpose is to assist in providing support not only for domestic abuse but also housing, financial support, health awareness, and wellbeing amongst other services, under one roof. We are reaching out to local companies for assistance where possible be it materials or even an hour spared to help out or even just some knowledge to pass on.
We are starting from scratch and on a very tight budget so we are appealing to local businesses who may wish to support us in the furnishing of items such as:
- Building materials
- Fittings for bathrooms
- Plumbing/sanitary items (taps/fittings)
- Flooring – and/or other materials
- Electric radiators
We are not asking for major donations, but working on the principle that every little helps. Items do not need to be shop floor new/bespoke but maybe ex showroom or with slight imperfection. (We cannot accept previously used items due to safety issues)
Needless to say, we would be very grateful and would widely publicise any donation received. Interested? Please contact: email@example.com