SAWN-Support and Action for Women Network was established in 2007 to promote the welfare of Black/African women in Oldham and Greater Manchester. SAWN’s aim is to realize 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.
The Dorcas Project Aims
- To advance in life and relive the needs of BME women and their families living in the UK through provision of education, advocacy and support.
- To provide or assist in the provision of facilities in the interest of social welfare for the recreation or other leisure activities of individuals who have need of such facilities by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disability, financial hardship or social circumstances with the object of improving their conditions of life.
What We Do
1. Train, educate and provide opportunities for women and young girls to learn new skills.
2. Working in partnership with other voluntary agencies to remove barriers to participation through networking and joint projects.
3. Provide a service that meets the specialist needs of African women by letting them be stakeholders in their community activities.
4. Create links with hard to reach communities in Greater Manchester, in particular African communities.