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

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

Loneliness and Domestic Abuse

June 14, 2022

“The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved.” - Mother Teresa Human contact including love, friendships, intimacy, family and a feeling of belonging are vital human needs. Psycho...
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Obsessive Love this Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2022

For women who have lived through domestic abuse, Valentine’s Day can trigger difficult emotions. Survivors of abuse may feel more than just alone.  The day can bring feelings of resentment, anger, and sadness. C...
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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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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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Not so…… Happy Mother’s Day

March 30, 2019

Mother’s Day is a celebration when mothers are particularly honoured by their children. It’s also a celebration of motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. In an ideal world, children an...
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Is love in the Hair?

March 26, 2019

  “Don’t f****** come back looking like a slag” he yelled. I hurried out before he changed his mind. It was one of the few times he let me out of his sight. He only let me go because he said I was an ugly m...
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How Many Red Roses is too Many?

February 13, 2019

For women who have lived through domestic abuse, Valentine’s Day can trigger difficult emotions. Survivors of abuse may feel more than just alone, the day can breed feelings of resentment, anger and sadness. Confus...
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Chinese New Year

February 5, 2019

Chinese New Year   The 5th February is the official start of Chinese New Year it will often be referred to as the spring festival which marks the end of the coldest days. With last week’s cold spell and thre...
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New Year’s Resolutions

December 31, 2018

Her list Leave before he kills me Plan my escape Save some money Do everything to keep him calm Get another phone, I think he’s bugging me Find somewhere to go where he’ll never find me Ring Broxtowe Women’s...
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Domestic Abuse and its escalatation at Christmas time

December 19, 2018

Christmas Cheer or Christmas fear: Trigger warning - contains descriptions of domestic abuse and violence. For women living with domestic violence, Christmas offers no respite and can be a time of intensified coer...
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