WCID (What Can I Do) is a brand new non-profit organisation created to empower men to understand and show how they can help to make women feel safe as a positive step towards preventing domestic violence. The organisation’s narrative is designed by male and female leaders working together to reduce gender division.
Nazir Afzal OBE was Chief Crown Prosecutor for NW England. During a 24 year career, he has prosecuted some of the most high-profile cases in the country and advised on several legal topics, including violence against women & girls, child sexual abuse, and honour-based violence. His prosecutions of the so-called Rochdale grooming gang and BBC presenter Stuart Hall were groundbreaking and has changed the landscape of child protection. He was appointed to the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), and he is also a National Advisor on gender-based violence to the Welsh Government.
Rachel is an ambassador for Threshold_Das, Freedom Programme & Pioneer for Safelives. After 18 years of an abusive relationship, Rachel was shot and severely injured by her violent partner. He then committed suicide, as did her 16-year-old son Jack, shortly after the attack. Rachel spent several weeks in hospital and now lives with life-altering injuries. She campaigns tirelessly and is committed to ending domestic abuse. She has four successful petitions on change.org with over half a million signatures. A qualified IDVA, Rachel also runs an online awareness Facebook page called 'Don’t Look Back'.
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Alongside sharing our message on social media and with your friends, family and colleagues, we also have a crowdfunding page on JustGiving. Financial support will allow us to create resources that are fundamental to our initiative.