I was at a Dinner and Dance Ceremony last Saturday for the Women with Vision organisation.
It was founded by a marvellous and courageous lady called Jammie Koroma who herself suffered from FGM.
The ‘Vision’ of the organization is to create a safe and friendly environment to share experiences and ideas on issues pertaining to women in our society.
The activities of the group are targeted at women and girls aged 16 years and above from the Reading community, to meet socially, network, reflect, share ideas, discuss and plan events around culture and gender-related issues.
WwV meets every last Sunday of the month, and we organize awareness-raising talks on health and wellbeing to enable women in the community to understand the particular issues or topics, and the legislative and social provisions that underpin them.
They participate in other community activities, share information, empower and support each other, individually and collectively, so as to improve quality of life and facilitate integration and contribution into society in Reading.
We had a great time listening to some of their stories and I was inspired that out of adversity they had created an organisation which has empowered and encouraged women who have suffered abuse to have a voice, become stronger and most important to love themselves and find love and trust again!
You can contact the organisation Direct via email firstname.lastname@example.org