what we do
Platform 51 supports girls and women as they take control of their lives.Women's Centres
We run programmes from our eight women-only centres in some of the most deprived areas of England and Wales. We also work in schools, community centres, youth clubs, mother and baby units, and prisons and online; anywhere, in fact, where we can make a difference.
Our work is varied because each girl has different problems. By taking part in courses, group activities and counselling, we help each woman to understand what is going on in her life. This usually inspires her to take the next step which might be finding the courage to say ‘no’, learning to speak English, applying to college, or having more confidence as a parent.
This short film shows what actually happens at our women's centres.
We encourage girls and women to play an active role in campaigning. We give them a platform to have their say.
Our work broadly follows these themes:
All our programmes are created in conjunction with girls and women, so we know they're getting what they want. We listen to what they have to say and we don’t judge.
We run programmes and activities for girls and women.
Find out where our women-only centres are and what they do
Our research and face-to-face work tells us what we should be campaigning about.
Find out what we're working on right now
Every girl and every woman we work with has a story to tell.
Read their incredible stories and discover how we have helped them.
how your money helps
A gift of £5 enables a young woman to attend session to help her get back into education or improve her chances of finding employment
Supporting Platform 51
“I support Platform 51 because I want to help girls and women move away from feeling isolated. Platform 51 makes that difference, so I know my money is well spent.”
Diane, Platform 51 supporter
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