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

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

Supporting victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage

December 11, 2020

Karma Nirvana is an award-winning National charity supporting victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage. Honour crimes are not determined by age, faith, gender or sexuality, and Karma Nirvana support and work wit...
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Men who endure abuse

December 10, 2020

Talking about abuse and domestic violence can be a difficult task for anyone. It can be painful, confusing and make you feel ashamed, inadequate and isolated. And it can be incredibly challenging when you are a man be...
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LGBT+ and domestic abuse

December 9, 2020

Galop has provided advice, support, research and lobbying around the issues of LGBT+ policing for over 30 years. They support all LGBT+ people who've experienced hate crime, domestic abuse or sexual violence. LGBT+ ex...
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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

“Wealth means power: the power to subdue, to crush, to exploit, the power to enslave, to outrage, to degrade”. – Emma Goldman What is financial abuse? Financial abuse involves controlling a person’s ability ...
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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

Coercive control can be defined as an act or pattern of acts of assault, threats, humiliation or other abuse that is used to harm, punish or frighten. Coercive and controlling behaviour has been a criminal offence in thi...
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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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