ROAAAR is a personal safety training initiative that gives you some basic and easy to use tools to help you feel safe. We are shaped and informed by the people who work with us. Founder Alison Baskerville set up Roaaar to provide basic personal safety sessions to womxn and non binary people in Birmingham following the annual festival Powering the Matriarchy Together (P.M.T).
Since then we have developed two strands of our work which focus on community safety workshops as well as safety sessions for the media. We have facilitated a number of personal safety and self defense sessions for World Press Photo, Women for Women (UK) and our founder, Ali Baskerville has talked and shared ideas on a number of panel discussions based on media safety and gender representation.