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Women over 55

Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19 in the UK and in order to safeguard our participants we have decided to suspend Women Rise sessions until further notice.

Women Rise is ready for action!

Women Rise encourages 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.

Each Women Rise event is created to explore 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 tackle issues around violence against women. Keep an eye on this page for all upcoming events!

Contact Priyanka Chauhan ([email protected]) to find out what Women Rise is planning for the coming months and how you can get involved! We would love to come to you, so get in touch if interested!


What is 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 is a three-year project that will reduce isolation, increase mental and physical well-being and increase knowledge of women’s services for older women (55+) in Haringey.

We are looking forward to delivering activities including forum theatre workshops taking place across the borough that will empower older women by increasing their knowledge of where they can get support around issues of domestic violence.

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

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

If you are an organisation working with women or a woman over 55 in Haringey and would like to find out more or get involved then please contact our Women Rise Coordinator Priyanka Chauhan on [email protected] or 020 8340 5226.

Girls Rise

Later this year Jacksons Lane will be launching an entirely new project. We will run a series of forum theatre roleplay workshops with girls aged 8-18 exploring relationships and issues related to violence against women and girls. The workshops will be led by a forum theatre practitioner with experience of working with children and young people in schools. There will be a total of 11 workshops happening out of school hours at Friern Barnet School.

Girls Rise has been designed with guidance from Hestia and Solace Women’s Aid and the aim is to promote debate and increase the confidence, self-esteem and sense of empowerment of participants.

Girls Rise is supported by the Young Barnet Foundation

White Ribbon Campaign

The White Ribbon Campaign is a movement that Jacksons Lane feels passionate about and our partnerships with Haringey Council, Solace Women’s Aid, Women with a Voice and other local community groups that offer support for females has only reinforced this.

The White Ribbon Campaign UK (WRC) is part of a global effort to put a stop to male violence against women and girls. It acknowledges that the problem is not a ‘women’s issue’ - its solution requires the assistance of men and boys too, creating a culture where no one remains silent or makes excuses for violence against women.

On Thursday 16 March 2017 Haringey’s White Ribbon Campaign was launched at Alexandra Palace with an event that consisted of guest speakers, music and poetry performances. It saw men and boys signing the White Ribbon pledge to never commit, condone, or remain silent about violence against women and girls (VAWG) and was an opportunity for all to come together to kick-start a coordinated community response.

Throughout 2017 Jacksons Lane will be working with partners to engage as many men and boys as possible throughout the borough to commit to the pledge. Individuals will also have the opportunity to receive training on how to become male ambassadors for the cause.

Jacksons Lane is helping the borough work towards achieving the White Ribbon Local Authority Award 2017. Stay tuned for information on White Ribbon events in Haringey over the coming months.

Learn more about Haringey Council’s White Ribbon Male Engagement Campaign:

Contact: [email protected] or call 020 8347 2411

Jacksons Lane and Women Rise are proud partners of the UK SAYS NO MORE campaign which promotes the use of a new national symbol to express support for ending domestic violence (DV) and sexual assault (SA) in our society. As well as getting involved in Women Rise do have a look at this important campaigns website:

logo of the UK SAYS NO MORE campaign

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

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