One Billion Rising

One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women that are subject to gender-based violence. The campaign, which launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With …

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Ready to submit!

We are delighted that we feel ready to press SUBMIT! We have been working in partnership with @lgbtys to provide evidence for a silver chartermark award and we hope to hear of a decision in early 2023. We recognise the importance of demonstrating our commitment to women who identify as LGBT in East Lothian and …

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Suzy’s Story

” I met my girlfriend through a mutual friend just a few months after I came out. Things moved quickly between us even although she had recently just split with her ex. It was all very messy actually as they were still cutting ties when I entered the scene. Her ex had told me that …

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Pronoun Badges

We are passionate about LGBT inclusion and this year launched the use of pronoun badges in our centres. These badges allow for everyone to specifically indicate their pronouns so that each person feels safe at WAEML. This effort is designed to reduce instances of misgendering and to make it easier for you to know which …

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Housing First for women subjected to domestic abuse facing homelessness

Women’s Aid East and Midlothian (WAEML) is delighted to have been awarded a two year grant from the Scottish Government’s Third Sector Homelessness Fund to introduce East Lothian’s very first Housing First project for women.  This project will be delivered in partnership with East Lothian Council and East Lothian Housing Association.   Housing First provides ordinary, …

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Cala homes donation

Thank you CALA Homes!

We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded £1,500 from the CALA Homes’ Community Bursary Scheme.  This funding allows us to provide practical help and support to families in hardship especially those who need emergency items, food and clothing.  Thank you for helping us make a difference!