Incredible turn out for BWP book launch
We were delighted to celebrate the launch of BWP Outreach Worker, Sandra’s book, One in Four Women, at Bromley House Library, Nottingham on 3 October.
Sandra said: It was a wonderful event. I was so grateful to everyone who attended and showed their support. I hope this whole venture; the book and the course make a positive difference to female survivors.”
We were joined by the Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Grindell, Trustees & partners as well as Sandra’s family and friends to celebrate her incredible achievement.
One in Four Women is the first book by Sandra Reddish, who gained her in-depth knowledge of men’s abuse of women over 34 years, most recently as an Outreach Worker here at Broxtowe Women’s Project (BWP).
Kindly, Sandra has decided to donate all proceeds from the first year of sales directly to BWP.
In the self-published book, Sandra shares her incredible knowledge of the vital steps to recovery for women who have been abused. Starting with their gaining a solid understanding of the complexity of abuse they’ve faced, and perpetrator’s behaviour.
Sandra said: “Because Domestic Abuse is intended to confuse, understanding patterns of abuse can be hugely validating and liberating for survivors. I have personally seen the relief women felt and the progress they made when they properly understood what had happened to them, which is why I wrote this book.
Clare Brown, Bromley House Library Director, said: “We were very proud to support Broxtowe Women’s Project book launch for ‘One in Four Women’ in the library and we hope this is the start of a great partnership with them. The book has a strong message, one that we all need to recognise and understand. I am sure the book will be a success and I am pleased that we can play a little part in that success.”
Councillor Grindell commented about the potential impact the book can have, and the importance of spreading the White Ribbon message this autumn. “This book could bring a brighter light and make a real difference.”
Partners from Tara’s Angels, PayPlan, Notts FA, DWP Job centre plus and Barefoot Coaching all heard an extract from the book and took part in a Q&A before enjoying coffee and cake.
Colette Byrne said: “We are also really excited that BWP will be using Sandra’s book and course to deliver ‘The Survivor’s Programme’, our new recovery programme.
“We would also like to thank her for very much for kindly donating all proceeds of sales for the first year. She knows better than anyone how essential donations are for us, and that we will maximise every penny.”
Throughout the pages are powerful images created by Sandra’s daughters, who also wanted to contribute to the book.
To buy the book, please visit www.broxtowewomensproject.org.uk/book or One in Four Women: understanding men’s domestic abuse of women: Amazon.co.uk: Reddish, Sandra: 9781739647902: or search One in Four Women, by Sandra Reddish on Amazon.
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