Celebrating International Women’s Day……….

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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

International Women's Day 2020 campaign theme is #EachforEqual An equal world is an enabled world. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, each one of us can help create a gender equal world. Let's all be #EachforEqual. INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY #IWD2020 #EachforEqual March 8, 2020

The Magdalene Group supports the Eastern Daily Press's Open Up at Open mental health event taking place on Friday 6th March. https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/open-up-at-open-norwich-edp-mental-health-event-1-6501731

International Women’s Day : Sunday 8th March, 2020

International Women’s Day : Sunday 8th March, 2020

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY #IWD2020 #EachforEqual March 8, 2020 An equal world is an enabled world. How will you help forge a gender equal world? Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.

Places available……

......on next month's session for professionals, which takes place here in King Street from 10 - 11 a.m. on Wednesday 11th March. An opportunity to learn more about our work, & to share information & experiences. If you would like to join us, please e-mail vivienne@magdalenegroup.org or telephone 01603 610256. You'll be very welcome.

Visit by Norwich Dignitaries

Visit by Norwich Dignitaries

"In Suzi’s absence, I was delighted to welcome the Lord Mayor of Norwich, Councillor Vaughan Thomas with the Lady Mayoress, who was a volunteer with us some time ago. With them came the City Sheriff Dr. Marian Prinsley with Deputy consort Margaret (Poppy) Simons. While we drank coffee and ate delicious cake, the project managers of Doorway Women’s Services (Jonna ) and Young People’s Services (Deb) gave excellent presentations, ably assisted by Abbie. Our guests had many questions which also enabled Stacey and Donna to cover a wide range of subjects and an hour and a half passed incredibly quickly. The Mayor and Sheriff had several comments and ideas, took a lot of notes and were very impressed by everyone, confessing that they had no idea of the breadth of the work we do for women and young people in Norfolk. They asked to be kept in the loop on any further projects we have in mind." Georgina Holloway, Chair of Trustees

Special guests this morning …..

Special guests this morning …..

We were delighted to welcome special guests to The Magdalene Group this morning; in attendance were : Lord Mayor, Cllr Vaughan Thomas, Lady Mayoress, Cllr Vivien Thomas, Sheriff, Dr Marian Prinsley DL & Sheriff’s Consort Margaret Simons. The civics were welcomed by our Chair Georgina Holloway, & they enjoyed presentations about the work of the Doorway Women's Service & of The Rose Project, our service for young people.

Tricky Period

Tricky Period

Homeless women and females on low incomes benefit from services set up to provide free sanitary products at Norwich’s main libraries. The Tricky Period project involves the libraries taking donations of products and handing them out to people who cannot afford them, with no questions asked about proof of eligibility. The Magdalene Group supports this initiative & can provide its service-users with any sanitary products they require.

Let’s Talk. Period.

"On Wednesday 12th February the Rose Team attended the ‘Let’s Talk. Period’ East of England Workshop at OPEN Norwich. This event focused on the issue of Period Poverty affecting young women and girls across the country. Speakers from a broad range of services showcased their work and research, from Brook Sexual Health Services speaking of the outreach work they have done in schools nationwide, to Norfolk’s own The Tricky Period project, providing access to free sanitary products across the county’s libraries. Lastly, we heard from City to Sea, in which we discussed the environmental impact of sanitary products, and the move towards more a sustainable usage of these. We made some useful connections to other services here, which we hope to utilise to provide our young people and clients with the best access to products and education in the future relating to their periods and health." Charlotte Breen, Student Social Worker

“Exploitation…Is it happening to me?”

“Exploitation…Is it happening to me?”

The Rose Project's newly-revised & updated CSE booklet - "Exploitation - is it happening to me?" - can be purchased from us, priced at £1 per copy. Please contact the office - vivienne@magdalenegroup.org or 01603 610256 - to order.