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16 Days of Action event


On Tuesday 6th December Creative Support  took part in the ‘16 Days of Action’ campaign against domestic abuse by holding an awareness raising conference for our women’s projects at the GMCVO in South Manchester. There were a number of presentations and and workshops on different themes and participants were able to share their personal experiences with each other in a supportive environment.

The day began with an inspiring presentation by Chief Executive Anna Lunts, who shared her pride in Creative Support’s women’s projects, followed by Karen Harrison, the Service Manager for the Women’s Domestic Abuse Helpline, who talked about the support they provide.

The workshops included a ‘10 ways to feel better quickly’ session, pampering treatments and a discussion on how we as individuals can help women suffering from domestic abuse. Participants were also invited to share, on film, their views on what it means to be a woman in today’s society.

One of our service users was  brave enough to stand up and share her own personal experiences of domestic abuse, and Claire Terry, Unit Business Manager, spoke about the positive achievements of our women’s projects this year.

Attendees were also encouraged to sign petitions to raise awareness of  domestic abuse and gender violence, and the day ended with a consultation on what Creative Support can do in the future to better support people’s needs.

Everyone agreed that it was an extremely interesting and useful day and although it covered some very serious topics, they also enjoyed themselves thoroughly. We look forward to next year’s event!

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