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

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

Being a Trustee for BWP

July 24, 2017

My Trustee journey for Broxtowe Women’s Project has been one full of energy, enthusiasm and opportunities. I discovered the organisation whilst browsing through other volunteering opportunities on the Just Do-It web...
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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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Doing good is good for you

June 12, 2017

Did you know that volunteering can actually improve your health? We are always keen to make people aware of the range of volunteering opportunities Broxtowe Women’s Project offers and hope to encourage a few of them...
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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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