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

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


Garden trail will help BWP

June 7, 2017

There’s a chance to see some beautiful gardens, pick up some tips and inspiration and help Broxtowe Women’s Project (BWP) at the same time this weekend. It’s Beeston and Chilwell Garden Trail on Saturday and Sun...
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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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Domestic abuse – some things old, some things new

May 15, 2017

After 16 years of hard work, dedication and achieving success for Broxtowe Women’s Project (BWP), founder member Andrea Lucy-Hirst has decided to step down from the management committee. A conversation with her reveals...
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No age limit to domestic abuse

May 11, 2017

When people – those working in professional services included - think about domestic abuse, they often think of it as something that affects younger women. But research suggests that thousands of older women, includ...
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Running with extra safety

May 8, 2017

A few weeks ago, following police reports of attacks on lone women joggers in Derbyshire we decided to contact running clubs in Broxtowe to offer them portable alarms for their female members. We keep a stock of perso...
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Take stalking seriously

May 1, 2017

The importance of taking stalking seriously has been highlighted by the case of Alice Ruggles (pictured) who was killed by her ex-partner and whom she had reported to the Police as stalking her. Stalking is often moti...
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Teachers learn signs of domestic abuse

April 19, 2017

Training sessions are being delivered at several primary schools in Stapleford to help raise awareness among staff about domestic abuse and what to do if they discover children are witnessing it at home. Organised by ...
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A different approach to professional development

April 10, 2017

A Nottingham domestic abuse charity is inviting women to get involved in its work by becoming a trustee. And, it says, doing so can help develop new skills and experience, extend networks and friendship circles, all w...
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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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Fund-raising fun!

March 30, 2017

Our community fund-raising and awareness group ADA is having a stall on Sunday (April 2) from 10am – 5pm at Kettlebrook Lodge, Eastwood Road in Kimberly.  The event is being run by an Eastwood charity that support...
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    When he uses the child to abuse you.

    Abusive fathers will use their children in a variety of different ways to perpetuate domestic abuse. Using children is highly effective as a way of exerting power and control over their intimate partners or former partners.

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