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PAST INITIATIVES

Refugees’ schools project

Exhibitions of
 children’s art

Pensioners fact sheet


 

WHAT WE DO

We bring together women from different ages, backgrounds and communities to share experiences, and learn from and support each other.

We run the Crossroads Women’s Centre – a disability-accessible multi-racial community resource. The Centre is a place of safety for vulnerable and low-income women. Men ready to work with women in a mutually supportive way are also welcome.

ACTIVITIES AT THE CENTRE

Activities include research, meetings, cooking, community consultations and surveys, exhibitions, film and theatre workshops, publishing fact sheets, leaflets, pamphlets, website design and maintenance, books, and much more – and training in these skills.

Through the Centre women and our loved ones can get practical help to: escape sexual and racial violence; access information about our rights; oppose discrimination of all kinds; participate in self-help activities and peer support; volunteer; train in new skills; find out about other local and London-wide services; get support for community, cultural, educational, health or social projects.

The Centre supports breastfeeding. Mothers needing a space can drop in to feed their babies.

VOLUNTEERING AND PEER SUPPORT

If you want to volunteer in a supportive environment, meet other grassroots women, find out what people from different backgrounds are facing and what they are doing about it, contribute to peer support, be involved in community activities, do research, put your skills to good use, share them with others or develop new ones, please contact us. You can pop in, call or email. (photos)

A HOME FOR MANY

The Centre is a base for 16 diverse independent groups with their own projects and services.  These are:

 

All African Women’s Group and its Mothers’ Campaign

Black Women’s Rape Action Project (BWRAP)

Crossroads Books

Crossroads Women’s Centre Theatre Collective

English Collective of Prostitutes (ECP)

Global Women’s Strike (GWS)

Vital Forces (Homeopaths & other alternative care practitioners)

International Wages for Housework Campaign

International Women Count Network

Legal Action for Women

Payday men’s network / Refusing to Kill

Queer Strike

Safety First Coalition (co-ordinated by the ECP)

Single Mothers’ Self-Defence

WinVisible (women with visible and invisible disabilities)

Women Against Rape

Women of Colour in the GWS

A SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE

We aim to be a community resource on sustainability. The Centre has been insulated to a high standard; it has PV solar panels on the roof and a display so we can see how much solar energy we are producing. We are also monitoring what energy we use.

 

 

 Crossroads Women, Registered charity no. 1134495, Company limited by guarantee no. 7087291