Safer Places Festival Empowers Women and Children Through Physical Activity

Safer Places recently organised a festival day, offering Zumba, Yoga, and Netball taster sessions to support individuals affected by domestic abuse.

Participants experienced physical activity, a sense of empowerment, and community.

"I didn’t know what to expect, but I am really glad I signed up. The activities were new to me, but I had fun and hope to continue at a community session," shared a participant.

The festival aimed to boost self-confidence and self-worth, providing a safe space for socializing with participants and the Safer Places team.

Key Learnings:

  • Flexibility is crucial due to rapidly changing circumstances for the target audience.
  • Weather conditions and transportation challenges can impact attendance.
  • Providing options for free play caters to diverse preferences.

Sustainability and Partnerships:

The festival's impact goes beyond a single day, with a local fitness instructor offering free classes to Safer Places clients. This partnership ensures ongoing support and a private space for participants.

The Safer Places Festival illustrates the transformative power of community engagement and physical activity, providing hope and support for those overcoming domestic abuse. 

If you want more details on this project, click on the PDF below.

Case Study - Safer Places Winter Festival

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