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Women city leaders feature in new campaign

Besi Besemar August 11, 2014

A local project charting the lives of women has been launched to celebrate Brighton Women’s Centre’s (BWC) 40th birthday.

Brighton Women's CentreOver the coming months BWC, who help women in the city with counselling, local information and by providing a safe space, will be collating ‘selfie’ images of Brighton & Hove women holding up a message describing what makes them proud to be a woman today.

Women from all walks of life can submit images on social media using the hashtag #bwcselfie.

BWC will select 40 images for a public exhibition at the Jubilee Library in December. They hope that the images will capture the range of experiences of women today, in contrast with 1974 when the centre was established.

Lisa Dando
Lisa Dando

Lisa Dando, BWC’s director, said: “This is a big year for us. I doubt the women who set up Brighton Women’s Centre all those years ago could have predicted that we would have achieved so much over the past years.

“We’re needed now more than ever, with women calling in for advice, counselling, childcare, support and even food parcels in far greater numbers.

“We couldn’t do all that we do without the help of so many wonderful local supporters. With high profile women leaders across the city participating, we hope that more women across Brighton & Hove will be able to find out more about the vital services BWC offers.”

All pictures will be viewable under #bwcselfie and on the Brighton Women’s Centre Flickr gallery: