Welcome to VIDA!
Sheffield Domestic Abuse Forum becomes VIDA
VIDA is an independent voluntary sector organisation. We deliver specialist domestic and sexual abuse services and training, and engage with partners to work towards an end to domestic abuse, and violence against women and girls. Our new name means 'life' in Spanish - a positive assertion of what our work is all about.
Training Dates in 2013
Find out about courses and dates on our training page or book online. Our e-learning programme is getting a lot of action too! It's set in a medical centre, so particularly relevant for Health Professionals, but covers a lot of the basic messages about domestic abuse so works as a good introduction to the subject for anyone working with people.
VIDA Awarded CAADA Leading Lights Status for IDVAS
VIDA have been successful in achieving the Leading Lights Quality Mark from CAADA: Co-ordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse. It's an accreditation programme which recognises and rewards good and safe practice in IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy) Services across the UK, who work with people at high risk of harm from domestic abuse. VIDA is one of 32 organisations who achieved the mark in the last 4 years - others can be seen on the CAADA website.
Fantastic Awareness Raising: One Billion Rising 14th Feb 2013
1 in 3 women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime.
One billion women violated is an atrocity.
One billion women rising is a revolution!
Watch the Video and read the write-up at the Sheffield Star.
The flash dance at Barker's Pool (see video) on Valentine's Day was part of the global movement to strike, dance and rise. Many women (and men) came together and performed a dance that had been choreographed for people to learn quickly and even join in on the day, if they were feeling brave. We look forward to it being even bigger and better next year!
Visit the One Billion Rising website to see celebrations that took place around the world: www.onebillionrising.org
Visit the Sheffield website: www.vdaysheffieldrising2013.wordpress.com