Working with Women’s Aid

Chester Womens AidSoroptimist International is committed to end all form of violence which affects women and girls disproportionately. We believe gender based violence to be a violation of human rights and that it affects the ability of women and girls to reach their full potential and participate in society.

Members of SI Chester work closely with Chester Women’s Aid – a Charity first set up in 1976.   Their work includes raising awareness of issues surrounding domestic abuse, monitoring the provision of services  and supporting the availability of good quality accommodation for women and girls who have experienced such abuse.  They also provide grants to families where statutory sources cannot assist.

One of our members acts as a link between the Club and CWA and we support their regular activities which include:

Celebrating International Women’s Day each year (March 8th) and White Ribbon Day (25th November) when they raise awareness of domestic abuse and promote the involvement of men and boys in condemning such abuse.

Like many Soroptimists we collect bags with toiletries which we donate to our nearest Women’s Refuge on a regular basis.