WITNESS – A book that gives a voice to domestic violence survivors

In November 2016 my book WITNESS was published – self-published.  WITNESS recounts Sarah’s experience of living with a violent and abusive man in a relationship lasted 20 years.  I wrote this book to help give voice to the millions of women who have shared Sarah’s experience of marriage, and to picture for others the lived […]

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Bethany Christian Trust: Gender-based violence and homelessness

When we think about the causes of homelessness, we often think about addictions, unemployment, poverty, physical and mental health difficulties. And while these are certainly contributory factors, in most cases the final factor is when the last supportive relationship keeping someone in secure accommodation breaks down.   In some cases, that relationship can break down […]

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Progress Report: Sept. 12th FGM event planning meeting

On Tuesday September 12th the 16 Days organising committee held a planning meeting for a 2-day female genital mutilation (FGM) event. This event will be held during this year’s 16 Days of action against gender-based violence (GBV). The official dates of this event are pending but, tentatively, it will be held on the 29th and 30th […]

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Progress report: July 27th planning meeting

On July 27th the 16 Days action plan committee (Nika, Nhabeela, Angela, and myself (Hannah)) held a meeting (at Sacro’s head office) to alert potential collaborators and partners to our intentions for 2017’s 16 days of activism between November and December. We were lucky enough to be joined by numerous influential organisations and institutions in […]

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What is gender-based violence?

Whenever venturing to tackle a problem (particularly collaboratively), it is absolutely integral that such a problem is adequately defined. So, what is gender-based violence? The European Institute for Gender Equality defines it as such: ‘”Gender-based violence” and “violence against women” are terms that are often used interchangeably as most gender-based violence is inflicted by men […]

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