The Woman’s Centre would like to introduce to the work of the YEW (Young Empowered Women) Project. Their aim is to help young women and girls, aged 11-18 years old, who have experienced or are vulnerable to the experience of sexual or domestic violence.
Though reducing isolation and facilitating a creative space, it is hoped that young women and girls regain their power and control in order to move forward positively and to stay safe in their lives.
The YEP project runs three 8-week programmes per year, with weekly facilitated sessions led by professional artists.
Creative workshops may include… film making, installation art, painting, drumming, dance, graffiti, theatre, rap (spoken word), poetry, sculpture, ceramics, puppetry, weaving, wood craft, paint making and collage. Young women will be involved in deciding on the activities which will best meet their needs and help them heal from abuse.
Subjects covered on by the group support sessions may include: healthy and unhealthy relationships; the impact of abuse; your rights; body image and ownership; consent; sexting and safety online; coping strategies, assertiveness skills; healthy boundaries; confidence building and self-esteem.