Everyday Victim Blaming

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Invisible Women by @KirstyStricklan for @WritetoEndVAW The Wooden Spoon Award

This speech was given by Kirsty Strickland for the presentation of the Wooden Spoon Award at the Zero Tolerance Write to End Violence Awards. We are proud to support Zero Tolerance’s work to recognise the importance of quality journalism in the fight to eradicate male violence against women and girls.  … The wooden spoon award. Last year, the wooden more »

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WE WILL NOT STAND BY WHEN UN SOLDIERS ABUSE, RAPE AND MURDER

We fully support this petition from Samantha Asumadu and Guilaine Kinouani to the UN demanding accountability for abuse, rape and murder perpetrated by UN troops, particularly the recent allegations raised by AIDS-Free World’s Code Blue campaign who found a litany of child sexual abuse perpetrated by UN and French troops in CAR. PETITION TO: UN, BAN KI-MOON more »

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Vote for the Worst Police ‘Safety’ Campaign of 2015

Vote for the Worst Police Safety Campaign on survey monkey! We’re running this campaign to raise awareness of the ubiquity of misleading and victim blaming police ‘safety’ campaigns. We’d love your feedback on the individual campaigns and posters as we will be feeding the comments back to the relevant police authorities. These campaigns don’t exist more »

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Our campaign demands for the General Election

These are the 6 issues we will be raising with the various political parties and our individual MPs. Some of these issues will be easy to implement – such as the insistence that no woman ever be denied support due to migration status – others requirement serious commitment by political parties to ending male violence more »

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Pipe down David Osborne

I’m angry. I’m fucking angry! Once again a man has opined on rape with the usual tact and empathy of a bull in a china shop. How often do we see men reinforcing rape myths and unashamedly victim blaming? We shouldn’t be surprised at one more right? Well, when the man involved is a barrister more »

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National Stalking Awareness Day

National Stalking Awareness Day is Thursday April 24, 2014. This year’s campaign is entitled “Working Without Fear” which seeks to raise awareness and end workplace stalking. Stalking and the workplace: 1 in 20 callers to the National Stalking Helpline are stalked by a colleague or ex colleague. In a quarter of cases reported to our Helpline, more »

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WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We’re looking for examples of politicians, at the local, county and national levels, using victim blaming language or perpetuating myths about domestic and sexual violence and abuse. We need lots of examples for a new campaign!   Send us links to articles via twitter, email us or pop the links into the comments below. Download more »

Professionals working with those who have experienced abuse – Survey Results

In October 2013, we surveyed 100 professionals who work with those who have experienced Domestic and/or Sexual Violence and Abuse. We’ve written the results up because they clearly show the need for training – and, more importantly, that funding for training must be available. Professionals – Survey data Oct 2013 (PDF) Funding for training and more »

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