Honour Thy Woman Group

Honour Thy Woman was set up by a survivor of domestic abuse who wanted to help other women. The Group is based in Gloucester and works across the county of Gloucestershire.  It supports women and those who identify as women, and also specialises in helping women from asylum seeking communities referred by partner agencies.  The organisation helps to empower women who have been affected by domestic abuse, and helps raise their confidence and self-esteem.  It offers wellbeing activities, peer support groups, advice and guidance and helps reduce isolation as well as giving a new positive focus to the women’s lives. It also acts as an advocate with agencies such as the police, GPs and specialist services.

Funding from the Allen Lane Foundation was requested towards extending the Group’s support more fully into the rural area of the Forest of Dean.  A grant of £5,000 was awarded in the October 2023 meeting.  Funding will contribute to establishing a range of activities and events in the Forest of Dean to raise awareness of the Group and what it can offer. It will support a base to work from in Coleford, and help run outreach activities across the Forest working to engage and support women survivors.  It is anticipated that around 50 women affected by domestic abuse in the area will be reached and assisted.