Welcome to WE:ARE Women’s Empowerment And Recovery Educators, previously known as Birmingham Freedom Project, we deliver a range of awareness, empowerment and parenting programmes for women affected by domestic abuse alongside a range of workshops and activities.

Contact: info@weareuk.org

Due to COVID -19 our base is temporary closed but we have adapted our way of working and are now delivering programmes remotely through zoom. We are currently delivering 9 Own My Life programmes a week which are all full.

We are also working on delivering Freedom Programme online.

If you live in Birmingham and would like to join our Freedom Programme or our next Own My Life Programmes please email us on info@weareuk.org and we will let you know when they are available.

Before joining any programmes we will offer you a one to one zoom appointment to ensure it is safe for you to take part and so that you can decide which is the right programme for you.

Freedom Programme – 11 week programme open to women 16+ who want to learn more about the reality of domestic abuse in relationships. Each session explores the abusive tactics, controlling behaviours and belief systems of the dominator and the effects on women’s health and well-being. This programme is run continuously so you can join in at any week as each session stands on its own. Online version coming soon

Own My Life is an innovative, creative and educational 12-week course for women.  It supports women in regaining ownership of their lives when they have subjected to abuse or violence by partner.  This is done through short videos, structured discussions, group and individual activities, and a comprehensive learning journal.  It uses multimedia content to explain complex concepts about trauma and abuse in easy to understand video clips, along with videos which evidence how popular culture reinforces or perpetuates sexism, rape culture, violence, misogyny, disrespect in relationships and abusive behaviour.  The Own My Story Journal provides women with space for reflective practice, and includes all the information provided throughout the course.  This becomes an ongoing resource for women after the course has finished.

Recovery Toolkit Programme – 12 week programme for those who are no longer at risk from the abuse, designed to assist you to build your confidence and self esteem and look at ways to develop positive lifestyle coping strategies.
This programme runs January – March,  April – July,  September – December
Won’t be running after April 2020.

You and Me, Mum – 10 week programme for mothers, to help them understand how domestic violence affects them as a parent and how it affects their children. It recognises the central role of mothers in the protection and positive development of their children and young people.
This runs 3 times a year Jan-March  May – July  September -December Not available online

Click here to see how you can support our project

If you are in immediate danger please call 999
Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247
Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid Freephone helpline. 0800 800 0028
Cranstoun 0121 633 1750
National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) Freephone: 0800 970 2070
Carvill & Johnson Solicitors 0121 476 9000
Greens Solicitors 0121 514 8361
FLOWS | Finding Legal Options for Women Survivors
– Self-refer for legal options and apply for non-molestation or occupation order via their app
Anawim – This helpline is for any woman who needs advice or support but doesn’t know who to call. Their female specialist workers are available to discuss any or all of your worries, Monday-Friday 10am – 6pm. Freephone number 0800 0198 818 or email enquiries@anawim.co.uk  or webchat at Anawim.co.uk

 If you are in immediate danger please call 999

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