Welcome To The Emily Davison Centre
Who Are We
We are a group of Women who have worked in the EVAWG Sector for over 25 years.
Quite simply, we got tired of Women and Girls being treated as second class citizens, and not being able to access the support that was desperately needed at the right time.
We also got tired of inconsistent funding streams.
The EDC is a 6000 sqft new build in the heart of Lancashire, and is home to 5 EVAWG charities.
Our mission is to end violence against Women and Girls.
We have a number of strategic and operational objectives in place that enable us to contribute to this aim, locally, regionally and nationally.
What We Do
We provide a safe and accessible space for victims/survivors of abuse, exploitation and/or violence.
We provide quality and professional services that are built around the complexity of needs facing our service users.
We provide conferencing facilities and social enterprise activities. All profits made are re-invested into EDC’s Charitable Aims.
Austerity impacted significantly on the funding available to EVAWG services across the UK, inconsistent funding led to an inconsistency of services, this is commonly referred to as a postcode lottery.
We were determined to change this and the only solution available to us was to identify the opportunity to generate our own income. Five charities came together and worked in partnership and identified the resources to drive the ambition forward.
Our ambition is the same as it was 25 years ago, our priority is to ensure Women and Girls are safe, supported and enabled to recover from abuse, exploitation and/or violence.
Founders, Amanda Elwen and Debbie Fawcett continue to oversee the strategic and operational plans for the EDC.
The centre was named after Emily Wilding Davison, the decision to do so was based on Emily’s philosophy of ‘deeds not words’. More than ever action is required to champion the rights of Women and Girls who experience discrimination, oppression and violation as a result of their gender.