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Women over 55

Women Rise has now ended. Thank you to everyone who took part. If you are looking for resources around domestic violence, you can find a list of local support services on Haringey Council's website.

Read a blogpost written by a Jacksons Lane staff member and Women Rise facilitator on our blog.

What was Women Rise?

Jacksons Lane was awarded a grant from the Tampon Tax Fund to set up an initiative benefiting women over 55 in Haringey, starting September 2017. Women Rise was a three-year project that aimed to reduce isolation, increase mental and physical well-being and increase knowledge of women’s services for older women (55+) in Haringey.

Each Women Rise event explored new ways of increasing physical, social and mental well-being through fun and creative events such as circus workshops, yoga classes, outdoor walks (...with a twist) and forum theatre plays that tackled issues around violence against women.

Women Rise encouraged everyone to come together and strengthen the power of women in our community over 55, whilst getting healthier and happier in new and exciting ways.

We delivered activites including forum theatre workshops taking place across the borough that empowered older women, increasing their knowledge of where they can get support around issues of domestic violence.

The workshops took place in sheltered housing schemes and community spaces across Haringey. There were also well-being opportunities to bring women together including outdoor walks, museum visits, yoga and even circus workshops.

During the three years we worked with many partners, including Haringey Council, Solace Women’s Aid and Victim Support. The project was managed by a project coordinator, a professional forum theatre facilitator and practitioners able to lead workshops in yoga and circus skills.

Header photo: Eric Richmond, design by longarm, from Mimbre's Falling Up.

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