Awareness
Stress Awareness Month: Stress & Emotional Abuse

Stress Awareness Month: Stress & Emotional Abuse

We are all still trying to get used to life post lockdown with all its uncertainties, after an unprecedented global pandemic that has affected all of us adversely in various ways. We’ve all coped differently depending on our characters and our social and economic circumstances.

The risks for domestic abuse victims were further heightened due to social isolation and this would have left many in a permanent state of fight or flight. So how can we identify when we are stressed?

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World Day Against Trafficking: Let the victim’s voice lead the way

World Day Against Trafficking: Let the victim’s voice lead the way

Today is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. This year the official theme from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime is Victim’s Voices Lead The Way. The aim is to shine a spotlight on survivors and the importance of listening to and learning from them. Survivors are key to the fight to end abuse and violence against women and girls.

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UK Government to criminalise ‘virginity testing’, but what is it?

UK Government to criminalise ‘virginity testing’, but what is it?

‘Virginity testing’ sometimes referred to as ‘two-finger testing’ is a harmful violation of women and girls, an invasion of privacy, and an erosion of their human rights. Women are still being sent by men to have their virginity checked in the United Kingdom. Doctors (some registered with the NHS) have been carrying out this practice since 2012 when it was first reported, but possibly earlier.

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