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

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


Creating a safety plan

April 19, 2020

In an abusive relationship during corona lockdown - we need a plan!   Domestic abuse is terrifying, even more so when there are few options to escape the family home due to the social isolation that’s been i...
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Drains and Radiators

March 31, 2020

They might be remote, maybe only contactable by phone, WhatsApp or FaceTime, but now more than any other time it might help us to reach out to our friends. True friends will help us get through this crisis and better ...
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Stop telling her to leave!

March 13, 2019

Why doesn’t she just leave? If only it were that simple! People who suggest this to survivors of domestic abuse don’t understand the dynamics of abusive relationships. It’s a sad fact that survivors of abuse are c...
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A terrible football result

June 28, 2018

It should be such a great time, the sun is shining, the barbeques are on and to top it all off, we’ve got England’s final World Cup group match to look forward to tonight; what could be better? For some, the answe...
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Our message is always the same

June 24, 2018

Over the past 11 days there have been numerous stories in the papers and on TV and radio about the increase in domestic abuse linked to the World Cup, which kicked off in Russia on June 14. Reference has been made to ...
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What friends are for

February 3, 2018

Friends are the people we have fun with, enjoy being with and who we turn to for advice and support. It is for this reason that often the first person that someone suffering abuse confides in is a friend. But what ...
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“Am I going crazy?”

July 10, 2017

A question often asked by a woman on her first phone call to us. The answer to this question could begin a new hope inside her, determine that she is not crazy and help her see a future. Domestic abuse is often emotio...
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How are you?

June 21, 2017

I’m exhausted! I’m so tired. I can’t even think straight. I feel numb. Why is he doing this? I just want a ‘normal’ family. Why can’t I move on? He has, he’s happy, always boasting about how ...
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Pet Appreciation Week!

June 5, 2017

At BWP we fully appreciate that what might happen to a pet is an important factor for many women affected by domestic abuse who are thinking of fleeing. Did you know that 40% of the UK population own a pet? There’s ...
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Your life in one bag?

April 6, 2017

Pack your and your child(ren’s) life in just one bag! Can you do it? I’m asking you this question not because I like to challenge you, but for you to think about exactly what you would take with you if you were abou...
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