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.
Call Jacky on 07868163103 or Donna on
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 but will be starting again in September
We are also delivering Freedom Programme through zoom. You can join Freedom Programme at any week so you don’t have to wait until week 1 to restart.
Before starting a programme we will invite you to a one-to-one zoom call to go through the basics of zoom and ensure you feel comfortable and safe enough to attend a group session.
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
Not currently running on zoom at the moment.
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 at the moment
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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
Click here for other supporting agencies both local and national