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16 Days of Activism Penzance

Calling for an end to all gender-based violence, this year’s 16 Days of Activism Penzance campaign, takes place in and around the town from Saturday November 25th through to Sunday December 10th. Open to all, West Cornwall Women's Aid and other local organisations have put together a varied programme of events throughout the 16 Days, […]

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World Menopause Day 2023

Roughly half the world's population will experience a life-changing health condition, which if ignored could contribute to an increase in disease and illness, an increase in mental health issues and an increased likelihood of job loss and relationship breakdown. Historically, this health condition has been stigmatised and talk around it silenced, because of ingrained societal […]

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Banner Workshops

Join WCWAid and Liz Tyrrell, maker of the iconic Penzance town flags, at our free banner making workshops in October and November. We will be creating and collaborating on individual and joint pieces, designed to be carried and displayed during the Penzance memorial walk and vigil, honouring the lives of women and girls lost to […]

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Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Online Experience at WCWA 

We have installed the Recite Me accessibility toolbar to allow website visitors to customise the layout to best suit their needs. You can find specific guidance on what each button does below, or find out more about Recite Me by visiting their official user guide. 1 in 5 people in the UK has a disability […]

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International Women's Day

On Wednesday 8th March 2023, West Cornwall Women's Aid came together to celebrate International Women's Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality. As part of our celebrations, we created a wellbeing room - a space designed […]

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Open Afternoon

What an honour it was to be able to commemorate our 35th anniversary with the women we work with and our local community. Many thanks to all who attended. Thank you to Godolphin WI, who presented a cheque for an amazing £500. We couldn't have hosted this event without our hardworking staff and volunteers. Special […]

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Friday 25th November

An amazing turnout for the walk and vigil WCWA helped organise as part of the 16 days of action campaign. Photo credit Greg Martin / Cornwall Live

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Consultation survey

West Cornwall Women's Aid has been delivering services which support women and children who have experienced domestic abuse and/or sexual violence for 35 years. We want to find out which of our services are working well and what we need to change. We would like to find out what we need to do differently and […]

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Solidarity walk and vigil

Join us on Friday 25th November as we honour and remember the women who have lost their lives to male violence. Together with other local organisations, we will be holding a solidarity walk in Penzance. Starting from Wherrytown carpark and proceeding to the Methodist Church on Chapel Street, the walk will be followed by readings, […]

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Woodland Wellbeing

Last week, we visited Heart of the Woods for a Woodland Wellbeing day. Cubit woods is a privately owned space, so our women were able to relax and enjoy the soothing surroundings. We walked, whittled, created mandala art using natural materials and ate nourishing food cooked on an open fire. A wonderful, wild day.

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