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

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


Getting your company to understand why domestic abuse affects business

December 7, 2020

Domestic abuse not only impacts on the wellbeing of the person being abused, it affects co-workers and the financial strength and success of the companies for which they work too. One in three women will experience ...
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What does financial abuse look like?

December 6, 2020

Economic or Financial abuse is a common tactic of many abusers. It affects 8.7 million people across the UK and for 3% of all UK cases, economic abuse started during the first lockdown. Financial abuse is the power-pl...
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How to spot a perpetrator

December 5, 2020

With one in four women suffering domestic abuse at some point in their lives, many of these being repeat survivors, it can be helpful to be aware of the patterns of behaviour we need to be wary of. Domestic abuse has ...
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What is a bystander and how can you help someone suffering abuse?

December 4, 2020

One of our Outreach Officer, Sandra, goes through what coercive control is and how you can spot it - whether it may be happening to you or someone you know. It could be friend, family member or even a colleague. Domes...
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The chilling truth behind stalking and why we should all be aware of it

December 3, 2020

Victoria Charleston, Strategy and Development Manager at The Alice Ruggles Trust, has worked within the stalking sector for four years. Victoria now focuses on raising awareness amongst young people of stalking an...
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Coercive behaviour and how to escape it

December 2, 2020

One of our Outreach Officers, Sandra, goes through what coercive control is and how you can spot it - whether it may be happening to you or someone you know. It could be friend, family member or even a colleague. Coer...
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Older women suffer domestic abuse too

December 1, 2020

On International Day of Older Persons, we’re focusing on the often-hidden issue of domestic abuse of older women. Domestic abuse is often wrongly considered to be a younger person’s problem, with many support service...
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Depression and domestic abuse in the workplace

November 30, 2020

It's not always easy to spot the signs of domestic abuse, which is why Broxtowe Women's Project feel so strongly about making sure businesses know what to look out for. Most people think domestic abuse is is violent o...
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Mental health and domestic abuse

November 29, 2020

One of our Outreach Officers, Justine, is leading on wellbeing within the team and discusses the relationship between mental health and domestic abuse. Research has shown that there is a definite link between experien...
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How to make your workplace a safe space for employees

November 28, 2020

For many, stress at work is connected to coping with how much they have to do or clashes with colleagues, but have you ever considered that it could be the result of domestic abuse? Home Office figures show that 75% o...
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