Charity's women's comedy night to highlight sexual violence

By Michael Upton | 06/02/2017

Charity's women's comedy night to highlight sexual violence
Harriet Dyer

A WOMEN-only comedy night will form the centrepiece of a week of free events focused on sexual abuse and violence is unacceptable.

Comics Jan Famank and Harriet Dyer will both perform on Thursday at the Main Street women's centre run by women’s charity Rotherham Rise.

This week is the second ever national Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week, which aims to get people talking more about the topic.

It begins with an open day today. You can still book a free spot on the afternoon session from 1pm to 3pm at

The open day will include talks on sexual abuse and violence.

Further events include the women’s comedy night and the launch of the charity’s feminist book club.

Sue Wynne from Rotherham Rise said: “Anyone who's been affected by sexual abuse or sexual violence need to know they are not alone and that action is being taken.

“It is a sensitive topic but it is important to have these conversations, and raise awareness."

“That is why we have organised people to come and talk about these issues and we welcome anyone who wants to come and learn more.”

The book club launches at 6pm on Tuesday and will meet on the first Tuesday of the month.

Spaces also need to be booked for the comedy night from 7.30pm on Thursday.
Visit to book.

Throughout the week, Rise will also be visiting colleges at lunch times to raise awareness and information about the services available in Rotherham.


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