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Support and Action for Women Network - SAWN

Was established in 2007 to promote the welfare of Black/African women in Oldham and Great Manchester. Our aim is to realise the full potential of women by engaging them in activities, providing opportunities and events to make women independent, self-sustaining and key players in matters that concern them.

Our Mission: To realise the full potential of the African Woman through solidarity.

Our vision: African Women becoming independent, self sustainable and key players in decision matters that concern them.

What We Do

  • Train, educate and provide opportunities to raise awareness.
  • Working in partnership with other statutory and voluntary agencies to remove barriers to participation through creating a cultural sensitive approach to tackling FGM.
  • Working and reaching out to marginalised communities through working closely with faith and community leaders.
  • Provide a service that meets the specialist needs of Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) women by giving them a voice.
  • Forge links with hard to reach communities in Oldham and Greater Manchester, in particular African communities.
  • To promote the welfare of BAME prisoners and aid rehabilitation within the prison regime
  • Provide a Through the Gate Support service to BAME ex-offenders.  

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