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Orange is the New Bible Week, Day 4 – Together Women

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The Orange is the New Bible team is delighted to announce that we will be supporting Together Women at the symposium (19/02) and in future projects.

Together Women is an independent charity which grew out of and is primarily focused on moving women out of crime and into positive, sustainable, and rewarding futures across Yorkshire and Humberside. They have bases in Bradford, Hull, Leeds and Sheffield, and run outreach services for women in Keighley, Lincoln and New Hall prisons. The charity works with these women developing their strengths and building resilience, enabling them to break the cycle of crime, moving away from damaging life style in the safety of women-only spaces provided by the charity. They also focus on early interventions working closely with vulnerable women, teenage girls, the police, courts and other local authorities in order to halt the devastating impact the UK criminal justice system has on women’s families. For women in prison they ‘work through the gate’ ensuring that when women leave prison their resettlement will be positive, with essential needs like housing and welfare benefits addressed prior to discharge. This also helps mothers to resume responsibility for their children, allowing family life to continue after release.

Together Women now supports and welcomes all self defining women regardless of age, ethnicity, and sexuality, across their centres providing a safe space and a much needed holistic support network.

We will be holding a collection for Together Women during the day, and providing more information about the work they do in supporting vulnerable women. We hope you will also consider supporting the invaluable work they do.

 

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Author: Hidden Perspectives

A research project within the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies (SIIBS) at The University of Sheffield.

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