The Broxtowe Women's Project Blog - Raising awareness of domestic abuse in Broxtowe.

The latest news and updates from the Broxtowe Women’s Project.

Tackle Blue Monday and book a wellbeing class

January 15, 2021

The third Monday of January has been awarded the gloomy title, Blue Monday, due to a combination of post-Christmas blues, cold dark nights and the arrival of unpaid credit card bills. We want to help people keep the b...
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Thank you for making Christmas magical once more

December 21, 2020

At this time of year it can be heart-breaking for mothers who have been through the toughest of times and aren't able to give their children the Christmas they so long to give them. Thanks to kind donations and gestur...
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A big thank you for this year’s donations!

December 17, 2020

Christmas is usually a popular time for us when it comes to receiving donations, but 2020 has been like no other! After a strange year and a very tough one for so many, we have been inundated with kind offers of donation...
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Making Christmas worth celebrating

December 14, 2020

So many of our service users have been overwhelmed with the generosity of BWP supporters past and present. This heart-warming story was written by one of them and includes a picture drawn by her little boy, as a thank yo...
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Opening times over the Christmas period

December 12, 2020

While lots of people will be looking forward to the holiday season, we understand that it won't be fun for everyone and there will be others who need our help. Our opening times will be different over the Christmas pe...
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A survivor’s poem about escaping abuse

December 11, 2020

A woman we have had the privilege of helping has written a poem, taking us through her experience of domestic abuse. The poem was recorded and played out as part of the virtual White Ribbon coffee morning with Broxtow...
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Supporting victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage

Karma Nirvana is an award-winning National charity supporting victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage. Honour crimes are not determined by age, faith, gender or sexuality, and Karma Nirvana support and work wit...
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Men who endure abuse

December 10, 2020

Talking about abuse and domestic violence can be a difficult task for anyone. It can be painful, confusing and make you feel ashamed, inadequate and isolated. And it can be incredibly challenging when you are a man be...
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LGBT+ and domestic abuse

December 9, 2020

Galop has provided advice, support, research and lobbying around the issues of LGBT+ policing for over 30 years. They support all LGBT+ people who've experienced hate crime, domestic abuse or sexual violence. LGBT+ ex...
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How reading and writing can help survivors of domestic abuse

December 8, 2020

Dr Sally Olewe-Richards, Treasurer of Broxtowe Women's Project (BWP), explains how reading and writing can be powerful tools for survivors of domestic abuse: As both a survivor of domestic abuse and a trustee of the b...
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