WAVES is a new grass roots organisation committed to taking action to end violence against women and girls in Lewisham.
The group was started by Kirsty Lowe, who felt that there was a need for a local women’s group to look into violence against women and girls and to take action to help combat this. With the support of other local women she organised a memorial event to the victims of male violence in Brockley & Ladywell Cemetery in April 2014 with a follow up public meeting. From this WAVES was born.
Launched in April 2014, WAVES is a group of local women campaigning in the borough of Lewisham to end all forms of violence against women and girls. We believe that bottom-up community led change can complement the work of bodies like the police and council to tackle violence in the borough.
We think Lewisham is a great place with a strong tradition of communities coming together for social justice. Led by women, we welcome male supporters who endorse our call for better prevention, protection and provision to address violence against women and girls.