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

We are recruiting……….

May 29, 2019

We are very excited to announce that we are currently recruiting for a childrens and young persons therapist. This is an exciting new area of work for BWP so the post-holder will be instrumental in the development a...
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My Living Nightmare

May 28, 2019

Chapter Four I went to court looking and feeling like myself. I had my own hair, my own nails and a lot of support. I had a woman from Witness Protection. She had previously been to see me at work and told me how she...
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My Living Nightmare

May 22, 2019

Chapter Three It wasn’t until the day after the assault I had realised what he had done to me. I confronted him about it via text but he denied it. Told me it was my fault, but then he back tracked and said he was ...
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My Living Nightmare

May 21, 2019

Chapter Two At the beginning of 2018 when I was booked in for a surgery procedure, he said he could no longer cope with me. Told me I was hard work, called me ‘half a job’ when we were decorating the house. Told ...
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My Living Nightmare

May 15, 2019

My Living Nightmare. Written by a BWP service user Chapter One I remember meeting him for the first time in 2017; cheeky grin, nice bum, tall and handsome. He gave me a lot of compliments, told me I was beautif...
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Social Isolation

May 1, 2019

Human contact including love, friendships, intimacy, family and a feeling of belonging are vital human needs. Psychologist Abraham Maslow talked about a hierarchy of human needs and suggested the need for social contact...
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Afternoon Tea for BWP

April 9, 2019

Broxtowe Women's Project are excited to launch their new fundraising pack 'Afternoon Tea for BWP' this will hopefully get people together sharing the experience of afternoon tea and raising vital funding for women and c...
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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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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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