Why women only?

A question Derby Women’s Centre staff and volunteers often get asked is: why is the centre just for women? The centre was founded in 1978 to address inequalities faced by women and empower them to lead independent lives. A lot has changed since the 70s, but unfortunately gender inequality persists. Women are at a greater risk of poverty than men, make up the vast majority of domestic violence victims (at least 1 in 4 women will experience some form of domestic violence in their lives) and are more likely to experience mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. To
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Derby Women’s Centre garden in bloom

The flowers in the Derby Women’s Centre garden are looking lovely in today’s sunshine. They’ve certainly cheered us up in the office, so we thought we’d share them with you. If you’re particularly green-fingered, have a go at naming the pretty white flower at the bottom of the post.  
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Interested in volunteering at the Women’s Centre?

We are currently looking for volunteers to join our small and friendly team and help the centre continue to deliver services to vulnerable women in Derby and Derbyshire. Interested? The roles we have at the moment are a marketing volunteer and a fundraising assistant. Click on the links to find the full role descriptions on the do-it.org website. The roles would be perfect for those interested working in marketing, fundraising and charity roles. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and learn new skills, as well as gain experience to improve your CV. Previous volunteers have enjoyed their time
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DWC to run domestic violence drop-in sessions

From 2nd May 2012 DWC will be running bi-monthly drop-in sessions for women who are suffering from domestic abuse. Between 10am and noon, women will be able to come to the centre for support, information and advice on domestic violence and issues such as safe housing or welfare benefits. The sessions will be run by Elaine, services coordiantor at DWC, who has many years experience in supporting women who have suffered from domestic violence. Other DWC staff will also be on hand to offer assistance. For more information call the centre on 01332 341633. Domestic violence is physical, sexual, psychological or
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Derby Women's Centre are a Registered Charity No 1135743