Our priorities and aims:
‘The Female Empowerment Project aims to educate young people about the difficulties women face every day throughout Birmingham and around the world. The project will empower young boys and girls to recognise, understand and fight the difficulties, abuse and violence women are subjected to and communicate their knowledge with the local community.’
What is the Female Empowerment Project?
The Female Empowerment Project is a newly developed project working within the Birmingham Youth Empowerment Project which will educate young people about the inequalities, discrimination and violence women in the Ladywood area of Birmingham face every day. In particular issues associated with women of certain ages, cultures and religions will be focused on, including female genital mutilation (FGM), child marriage, domestic and sexual violence and a lack of women’s education. Through taking part in this education the students’ knowledge on the risks and consequences of these issues will grow and they will be able to empower women in the community.
Why is the Female Empowerment Project Needed?
Issues such as FGM (female genital mutilation), child marriage, sexual and domestic violence and honor violence are often all hidden crimes and are significantly under-reported. Within the UK only 25% of domestic violence related crimes are reported and this figure is far less for sexual violence, forced marriage, FGM and trafficking.
In Birmingham approximately 80,000 (25%) of women will experience some form of domestic violence in their lives and 78,000 will be subjected to sexual violence. It is also estimated that there are 950 girls in Birmingham who are at risk of experiencing FGM between the ages of 6 and 8.
These figures clearly demonstrate the need for the Female Empowerment Project to deliver education about the hidden violence and oppression that is present in the UK and Birmingham, to create a community approach to stop it.
The services we offer:
If you would like more information about the Female Empowerment Project and the services we offer please contact us on, 0121 622 6394 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org, with Female Empowerment Project as the subject.
Below is a moving video about the types of hidden abuse women experience and the way it can influence their lives.
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