Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

Write to End Violence Against Women Award

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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Winners of the 2016 @ZTScotland Write to End Violence against Women

We are proud to have supported Zero Tolerance’s 4th annual Write to End Violence against Women Awards this year.  Whilst we focus on challenging inappropriate, misleading and offensive media coverage of violence against women and girls, it is also important to acknowledge the impact of good writing in changing public perceptions and public policy. Zero Tolerance’s more »

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The 2016 Short list for the Write to End Violence against Women Awards.

We are very proud to support Zero Tolerance’s Write to End Violence Against Women award for the second year. Below are the short listed nominees for all categories. Best Article – News Sexist hate crimes given second-class status, says senior Tory MP Libby Brooks Alleged rape victims not being told they can challenge moves to reveal more »

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Media matters when it comes to tackling violence against women

CAMPAIGNING mum Kirsty Strickland, who has been awarded a bursary by the Write to End Violence Against Women campaign, begins her first in a series of articles today for The National entitled The Path to Progression.  The 25-year-old blogger won the chance to have her articles published the The National, media partner for 2015 Write more »

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Tabloid leering at violent crime is leading to a race to bottom

BLOGGER Kirsty Strickland, who has been awarded a bursary by the Write to End Violence Against Women 2015 campaign, writes her second article for The National today analysing how women are portrayed in the media. The 25-year-old campaigning mum, from Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, won the chance to have her articles published the The National, media partner more »

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High time a female politician’s opinions were more important than her ovaries and hairstyle

AWARD-WINNING blogger Kirsty Strickland tackles the controversial issue of women’s equality on public boards in her latest article for The National after winning a bursary as part of this year’s Write to End Violence Against Women Awards. THERE are many reasons why women are still vastly underrepresented in Parliament. The General Election in May saw more »

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Fear of violence should not be an accepted part of being female by Kirsty Strickland

Kirsty Strickland won the Write to End Violence Against Women Awards bursary to write a series of articles for The National, media partners and judges, as part of a campaign by Zero Tolerance and other women’s groups. Here is her latest piece, entitled Time to Act. NOVEMBER 25 this year saw the 55th anniversary of the more »

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The #WritetoendVAW awards at Scottish Parliament

We were very honoured to be invited to support Zero Tolerance’s Write to End Violence against Women awards held at the Scottish Parliament on December 10th. We have been inspired by our participation to start collect examples of good writing that challenges myths and stereotypes of domestic and sexual violence and abuse. You’ll find these more »