NEWS AND EVENTS
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Meet our Migrant and Ethnic Minority Women's Advocate at local parent cafés
Meet Riya, our migrant and ethnic minority women's advocate, at these upcoming Watford and Three Rivers Family Centre Service parent cafés. See how we can support, empower, educate and develop you.
To continue helping women in the local area, we urgently need to raise £50,000 to refurbish the Centre. This would enable us to create a welcoming reception area and comfortable, sound-proofed counselling rooms. Completion of the works will ensure a safe and improved working environment for our staff and an enhanced experience for our clients, as well as enabling us to meet the increased demand for counselling and domestic abuse support services.
By helping us rebuild Watford Women's Centre, you will be helping many women rebuild their lives. Support us and fundraise for us here
See our January-March Timetable
We have new courses starting. Please view all our new courses here for more information. Book your place now!
My Ally face-to-face support and weekly evening Zoom groups will start in January 2022.
From the 24th January 2022:
Face-to-face support groups:
When: every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month
Where: at St Mary's Church WD18 0EG
Zoom support groups:
When: every Wednesday evening
Zoom Meeting ID: 884 2695 6234
We held a Table-Top Sale to raise money for our refurbishment project.
Thank you to everyone who came to support us. We raised just over £200! If you couldn't make it, you can still support us to rebuild the lives of women in our community. Click on the fundraising link here #WWCRebuild
We co-hosted the first "Ask For Watford" Women's Safety Event on 8th December 2021 at WFC Players Lounge.
Watford FC, along with our Community, Sports & Education Trust and the Watford Women’s Centre hosted the first 'Ask for Watford' event at the club's Vicarage Road stadium on Wednesday December 8, as part of the 16 Days of Action campaign.
The panel included:
- Peter Taylor, Mayor of Watford
- Kwame Tefe, Manager of the Moon Under Water in Watford High Street
- Kate Lewers, Founder of the Women of Watford supporters group
- Lucy Tearle, Community Project Manager for young people, Watford FC Community, Sports & Education Trust
We held our Virtual AGM on 27th November
Thank you to everyone who joined us.
We held a series of 16 Days of Activism Talks on 25 and 29 November and 03 December
Step 2 Skills Best Partner Award Runner Up
Congratulations to our Education Team for their Step 2 Skills Runner Up Award. This is an excellent achievement, particularly for a small charity, coming second out of all education partners across Hertfordshire.
Step 2 Skills Adult Achievement Awards Runner Up
Congratulations to our learner and volunteer, Renata, who was the Runner Up in the Step2Skills Adult Achievement Award Category for "Upskilling By Volunteering".
Renata said to us "I want to say thank you very much once again for nominating me for the Adult Achievement Awards. I am extremely grateful to you and everyone at Watford Women's Centre for giving me the opportunity to attend the Awards ceremony
You have been very supportive to me since I started to attend courses and volunteering for you. You helped me to increase my confidence and my self esteem".
Covid-19 Community Champion Award Winner
We were invited by Cllr Imran Hamid to attend the first Overseas Pakistan Lovers OPL awards dinner. We were honoured to be presented with an award in recognition of our work across the community during
Watford FC fans raised £4993 for domestic abuse on International Women's Day
Watford FC Fans, Goalkeeper Ben Foster, Watford FC Women's Forward, Helen Ward and the Alan Day Group joined forces between 4-22 March 2021 for our #ChooseToChallenge domestic violence campaign and raised nearly £5,000. This campaign was part of this year's International Women's Day, an annnual celebration for women, by women. Funds raised provided urgent counselling sessions for domestic abuse victims.
Watford Women's Centre stands in solidarity with BLM Movement
We support the Black Lives Matter Movement and all those who seek to eradicate injustice across the globe. We recognise the devastating impact of structural racism on people's life chances across health, education, employment and justice. We will always consider issues of intersectionality in our approach to equality & feminism and are committed to amplifying the voices of black women in our work.