The Broxtowe Women's Project Blog - Raising awareness of domestic abuse in Broxtowe.

The latest news and updates from the Broxtowe Women’s Project.


Nottingham walk inspires publication of poetry and art

May 9, 2022

Women supported by Broxtowe Women’s Project were proud to see their work featured in a publication launched as part of Nottingham Poetry Festival on Saturday (7 May). The women were invited to be part of a poetry wa...
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Trauma, Domestic Abuse and steps to recovery

January 11, 2022

"In some ways suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning." —Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning Trauma can be defined as an emotional response to a very stressful, frightening or distres...
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Journaling for recovery

January 4, 2022

“I can shake off everything as I write, my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.” Anne Frank Journaling is the process of writing down our thoughts, feelings, plans goals, insights, experiences and observati...
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Author to join us to celebrate reading

December 9, 2021

We are incredibly exited to have been chosen by Inspire Culture to be part of their ‘I am a reader’ series of workshops in 2022, celebrating the creativity of reading. A group of women supported by BWP will meet w...
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The Power of Poetry

October 5, 2021

Thursday 7 October 2021 is National Poetry Day; which gives us all at BWP a chance for us to reflect on the power of poetry, and words, on healing. Many of the women, children and families who have been victims of D...
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“Don’t Judge Me” Poetry

March 5, 2021

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Writing is a really important part of the lives, of a lot of the women BWP have supported. We wanted to be able to draw on this and use creative writing to raise awareness of domestic a...
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BWP and the National Justice Museum – working in partnership

March 1, 2021

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]BWP has always been a dynamic organisation, taking a holistic approach when supporting women and young people who are suffering from domestic abuse. So, when the opportunity arose to wo...
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A survivor’s poem about escaping abuse

December 11, 2020

A woman we have had the privilege of helping has written a poem, taking us through her experience of domestic abuse. The poem was recorded and played out as part of the virtual White Ribbon coffee morning with Broxtow...
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How reading and writing can help survivors of domestic abuse

December 8, 2020

Dr Sally Olewe-Richards, Treasurer of Broxtowe Women's Project (BWP), explains how reading and writing can be powerful tools for survivors of domestic abuse: "As both a survivor of domestic abuse and a trustee of the ...
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National Writing Day

June 24, 2020

Writing your story “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you”. Maya Angelou     Emotional and autobiographical story telling can have huge benefits to both you and others w...
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