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#IStand: Women Taking a Stand Against Violence and Abuse. A Month of Action

Ashiana is hosting a month of action, awareness raising and debate. We will be standing with Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) women fleeing domestic and sexual abuse including forced marriage, human trafficking, female genital mutilation, gang violence and ‘honour’ based violence.

The month will begin on February 6th – the International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM when we will be in the Town Hall Foyer, talking to people, raising awareness and also offering henna hand art. It will run to March 8th – International Woman’s Day when we are one of Paul Blomfield MP’s chosen charities and will be represented at a screening of the film Belle at Sheffield University Student’s Union. Throughout the month we will be running a number of events ourselves as well as joining with our sister organisations to Stand Together against violence against women and girls in all its forms.

Everywhere we go we will be taking our #ISTAND pledge board – asking you to sign up to stand with women who are victims of violence and abuse. Come and take the stand with us

We are also hosting a FGM learning and capacity building event on March 21st, bringing together community groups, professionals and experts in the field to build the fight against FGM in our city and offer support to survivors.

Please see the attached timetable for more information. Visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/AshianaSheffield to sign up to take your stand beside us. And follow us on Twitter – @ashianasheff – for live updates throughout the month.

Please email k.foster@ashianasheffield.org for more information