Violence against women and girls is a global human rights emergency that demands urgent action.
We lobby and campaign at both a local and national level to end violence against women, stand up for equality and champion the issues that women and girls share with us.
Our chief executive is a board member of the End Violence Against Women (EVAW) Coalition, a UK-wide coalition of people and organisations lobbying government and trying to change the debate on violence against women and girls.
Locally, The Women's Centre Cornwall belongs to numerous partnerships and boards seeking to make Cornwall a safer place. We also run our own campaigns and events.
We take action in several ways:
Reclaim The Night is an event which takes place every year across the UK during the winter.
It first began in Leeds and other parts of the country on 12th November 1977 when women marched for our right to live in the world free from fear and violence. These women were responding to being told by the Police that they couldn’t go out at night for their own safety because of the actions of a man who took the lives of 13 women in Yorkshire at the time.
Their message was that we as women refuse to be held responsible, controlled or blamed because ofthe actions of male perpetrators. That remains our message today.
The Women’s Centre Cornwall has held Reclaim The Night events in Cornwall since 2004.
Join us on Friday 24th November 2023 for our next event at the Killacourt in Newquay from 6.00pm.
For the last two years, courageous young women from our Young Empowered Women’s Project have shared their voices and poetry on stage and the KBSK dance group perform with righteous anger and energy!
We invite you to join our community of people committed to ending male violence against women and girls.
Find out more about Becoming A Friend of The Women’s Centre Cornwall.