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Young Women’s Service Turns Four – what our roles mean to us

June 4th, 2021

Tomorrow marks four years since Redthread’s Young Women’s Service was launched. In this blog, VAWG Lead Jess Macdonald and the Young Women’s Workers share what the service and their roles mean to them.

We learn so much from the young women we work with in hospital.

A Young Women's Worker holding up a piece of paper reading “The opportunity to learn from and work alongside such resilient and inspiring young women and girls.”

Our work creates a safe space for young women to speak up and advocate for themselves.

A Young Women's Worker holding up a piece of paper that reads “Amplifying and centring young women’s voices at every opportunity”

Facilitating a safe space for the young women we work with empowers them to be their authentic selves.

A Young Women's Worker holding up a piece of paper that says “Creating a space with young women so they can make their own choices and decisions about their lives.”

We know that when victims feel blamed, they are less likely to seek help in recovering from a traumatic experience.

A Young Women's Worker holding up a piece of paper that reads “NEVER victim-blaming young women for the harms they experience"

We tailor our approach to every young woman and girl we meet in the hospital.

A Young Women's Worker holding up a piece of paper that reads "As a Young Women’s Worker I aim to take a holistic approach to working with the individual, empowering them so they are safe and free to reach their full potential and live fulfilled lives."

VAWG Lead Jess Macdonald said:

“We are so excited to be celebrating four years of our Young Women’s Service. The project has grown from two to four Young Women’s Workers as well as a VAWG Lead meaning that we are able to support more young women than ever before.

The main feeling we associate with our talented group of Young Women’s Workers and every single young woman that they walk alongside is utter pride! We are honoured that the young women we work with allow us to be a part of their journey and are grateful for the passion and dedication that our Young Women’s Workers show every day.”

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