Charlotte Newson worked with Manchester Rape Crisis and Women’s Aid initially to facilitate women who have experienced domestic abuse and rape. A sad fact that emerged is most women are harmed by someone they know and often in their own home. The project began with a question – a technique she often employs which also offered a title to the group.
Charlotte Newson provided a template for the house and a series of materials. Using her skills she enabled the group to build their house.
Charlotte Newson was asked to develop this work with women from The Pankhurst Centre who had requested that they became involved; all three organisations are based in the Centre and the houses had gained their interest.
The project developed into a street rather than individual houses – with gardens and alternative road signs. © In November 2009 they engaged with the international campaign “16 Days of Action against Violence against Women”
The project is currently being filmed by M.A. students from Salford University.
Charlotte Newson has written an evaluation report which will be available to organisations she works with on request.