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Support And Action for Women's Network - SAWN


Our aim is to raise awareness, empower and educate BME women.


We welcome any volunteers to help with our ongoing work.


By donating you can help support new entrepreneurs.


We hold weekly and monthly events raising awareness & educating.

SAWN aims to realise the full potential of BME women by removing barriers to participation. SAWN is an organisation promoting participation and engagement of Black and Ethnic Minority Women (BME) and Foreign National Prisoners in the UK

SAWN’s Support RE: Covid-19 Pandemic

SAWN is the Lead organization for Coronaheroes Facebook page now with more than 4200 members and over 500 local postcode hubs created as a response to support people with Non-medical related issues to help link people to their local areas,  groups and networks. Most importantly to look out for one another.


For support please contact us on 0796 050 1088


Or Oldham Helpline 0161 770 7007


SAWN Against Domestic Violence

The Pandemic and Lockdowns in UK have exposed a huge number of cases of Spousal and Intimate Partner Violence aka DV.


Since the tragic death of Sarah Everard in March 2021, at least 81 UK women have allegedly been killed in circumstances where the suspect is a man – and two were from Oldham. We as SAWN stand strongly against Domestic Violence. And created the SAWN App that you can download from the Google PlayStore. And we encourage you to read the article in the “Oldham Times” about Ending Femicide. Click the button to access it

UK BME Anti-Slavery Network

SAWN is also part of The UK BME Anti-Slavery Network (BASNET) established by AFRUCA. The first network in the UK and in Europe dedicated to promoting equality, inclusion, and diversity in the anti-trafficking and anti-slavery space. According to the National Referral Mechanism, most UK child victims of modern slavery are children from black and ethnic minority backgrounds, yet until now, these communities weren’t involved in the anti-slavery space.

BAME 47%


Formerly Goodworks Furniture. Pre-used, Pre-loved, Low-cost furniture for the community.


COP26 experience

Rated 5 out of 5
November 12, 2021

The trip was amazing starting with the company of women, accommodation and experience. I knew Climate change was a big issue but I didn’t realise there was a Conference to discuss it globally. The COP 26 experience was such a revelation of how Climate change is linked to most of the issues we face in our communities.


Review title: Impact through learning and being proactive to reverse the effects of climate change.

Rated 4 out of 5
November 11, 2021

It was pleasant time to get to witness this event at this our point in time .We had a wonderful time,learning from other people what they are doing to tackle the climate problem that everyone is facing and of which is going to continue to affect generations to come.lf we do not do anything about it now,it will be too late to reverse these effects. It is about playing a part as an individual/cluster group /community/city/country and the world as a whole.This is our time to leave a footprint of change in whatever field we are in.
Thank you to Sawn and the funders who made it possible for us to meet,connect and network.

Siphiwe Mungoni

All the way to Glasgow cop26

Rated 5 out of 5
November 11, 2021

It was extremely an amazing trip to Glasgow, we got to understand better more about climate change, how it coud be avoided and how harmful it is until generations to come.we had fun,we made new friends. Morover I want to give a big thanks to LC our funder. Thank you so much by making it possible.

Naemy Nghishidivali

Cop26 in Glasgow

Rated 5 out of 5
November 11, 2021

Sawn provided a environment for us ladies to spend time together and have fun ,getting to know each other and building a community spirit with women from different backgrounds. We were able to show our creative talents in different areas on a platform we could not have accessed as individuals. Thanks to our patron Mrs Rose Ssali and the ladies who work close with her for making this day happen

Rose K Kirunda

Cop26 Event /Trip

Rated 5 out of 5
November 11, 2021

“The Cop 26 event which brought most SAWN sisters from Manchester together at Ardmay House, Glasgow last week, was fantastic!
It was well Organised, elegant and professional – just like all the women who are members of the SAWN networking group. Great impressive projects were showcased by the ladies and everyone was keen to mingle and talk about what they could do to help to reduce climate change – a really great event.


Contact Us

We love feedback and hearing from our service users, beneficiaries, customers, volunteers, and partners. That’s how we improve and support you better. Please share your experience/review of Support and Action Women Network. Or let us know how we can help you today. 

Rose Ssali CEO SAWN

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