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Moving to our new home!

August 28, 2011

Hello everyone. To celebrate our 1st year anniversary, we will soon be moving to our new home http://www.dewaproject.org. We are still working on it though, so keep checking here for updates. . Don’t forget that we love to hear from you! Keep in touch and let us know how you are doing. Contact  DEWA Project.

The team profiles are up here for your reading pleasure and to give you information about each one of us.

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DEWA Project Launch

April 28, 2011

DEWA Launch Invitation

Please click on the link above to download your invitation to our official launch. Thank you for supporting us through the last months. We encourage you to book your place by emailing: Dewa@dewaproject.org

Looking forward to seeing you on 17th May 2011. There will be a £3.00 raffle with great prizes. All proceeds will go to supportin the work of DEWA Project and some other great charities

Women’s Voices is back!

February 10, 2011
Cover for Book about Womens Voices

Different Cultures One World

Following the publication of our first book in September, Different Cultures, One World: Women’s Voices from South Yorkshire, we were overwhelmed by the support we received, with the books being bought by people from South Yorkshire to Canada! Needless to say, we soon sold out and had to order our second print run. Women’s Voices is now back in stock and ready and waiting for you to read it! If you’d like to find out more about the book, the women who wrote it and the support of our donors,  please visit our Women’s Voices page or order a copy from us via email: dewa@dewaproject.org. We promise you won’t regret it!

 

“Let us now praise women who have faith in women’s voices”

This isn’t just a book about women or about exile; this is a book about human experience.

Northern Refugee Centre’s Women’s Networking Event: 19th February, 10-4, Northern College

February 10, 2011

Northern Refugee Centre are holding a Women’s Networking event at Northern College in Barnsley (Saturday 19th February, 10-4). If you want to know why networking can play a vital role in the success of a women’s project, please join DEWA for the first workshop of the day – The Importance of Networking. It promises to be a very exciting day, especially with the speakers and workshops NRC have planned for us!

AGENDA:

10.00   Registration and refreshments

10.15   Workshop – The importance of networking run by DEWA

11.45   Break

12.00  Speaker – Juanita Charles, PCS Union on the effect of the cuts on women in Yorkshire and Humber

12.30  Speaker – Helen Todd, Refugee Council on the work of the BASIS Project nationally and how it links with women’s networking

1.00     Lunch (All food will be vegetarian and/or Halal)

2.00     Speaker – Beatrice Botomani, Bradford Refugee Forum on the successes of the Refugee Women’s Conference in November and work that has developed as a result

2.30   Workshops – choice of:
–          Supporting women’s conversations clubs
–          Taking the Women’s Charter forward
–          Addressing the cuts: strategies for survival

3.30   Feedback from workshops

4.00    End

If you would like to book a place, please contact Diem-Tu at Diemtu.Tran@nrcentre.org.uk or get in touch with us.

Please note that this is a women-only event.

We are speaking at Sheffield WILPF – Join us

February 6, 2011

DEWA Project ladies will be speaking at the forthcoming meeting of Sheffield WILPF on 17th February at the Quaker Meeting House, 7.15pm.
Please note that our book ‘Different Cultures; One World: Women’s Voices from South Yorkshire’ will also be on sale at the event. It will make a good International Women’s Day gift for your loved ones.

Kindly circulate the attached notice to your relevant networks.

REPRINTED – ‘One World, Different Cultures: Women’s Voices from South Yorkshire’ available to purchase now!

February 1, 2011

When we put our book out there before Christmas 2010, we didn’t realise just how popular it was going to be. We sold out just before Christmas and there was an increasing demand for more books! Thank you everybody.

Well, we listened to you and we now have reprints of the book available to purchase! To get yourself and your loved ones copies of ‘Women’s Voices’, please email julia.wilde@dewaproject.org or violet.dickenson@dewaproject.org. Alternatively, give us a call on 07931900220.

We will also be selling some books around Sheffield during the week of International Women’s Day. Watch this space for venue details 🙂

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

November 19, 2010

November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – what will you be doing to mark it?

As well as raising awareness of the End Violence Against Women message, DEWA will be attending The Angelou Centre‘s Reclaiming the Domestic Violence Agenda Conference being held at Northumbria University in Newcastle. We are very excited about this opportunity as it will give us the chance to learn how to meet the needs of BME women, identify how we can influence policy on violence against women and network with similar organisations.

We hope that by attending the conference we will be able to campaign more effectively against violence against women and provide better support to women survivors, enabling us to help more women reach their full potential.

For more information, please contact our Campaigns Officer, Tchiyiwe, at tchiyiwe.chihana@dewaproject.org.

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