THE TESTIMONIES of women from the North-East will be used to explore the issue of gender-based violence next week.

 Darlington’s Dolphin Centre will host Women’s Voices – a Performance of Testimonies of County Durham Women on Wednesday, March 26.

The project, linked to the Durham Women Rising group, aims to give women a voice and explore challenges faced by women across the world.

As part of the event there will be opportunity for discussion with the group’s writer-in-residence, Julie Ward.

For more information or to book a place, email To register interest in hosting a future performance, email