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Some purple-tastic FUNdraising from Empurple Week 2022

Some purple-tastic FUNdraising from Empurple Week 2022

Empurple Week is our annual campaign which coincides with the International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrations. The last couple of years have meant this campaign has looked a little different but Empurple Week 2022 has come back in a full array of purple and it has been lovely seeing so many people in the community going purple, hosting in person events, having lots of purple fun and at the same time raising vital funds and awareness.

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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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What is rape culture? Are you complicit?

What is rape culture? Are you complicit?

The term rape culture refers to the pervasiveness of rape and sexual violence against women and how this is normalised, enabled and excused. Rape culture is all around us. It is deeply rooted in patriarchal beliefs, power, and control. It is further fuelled by gender inequalities, gender stereotypes and sexism. In this post we discuss the normalisation of rape, sexual assault, and abuse, and the impact this has on victims and society as a whole.

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Sexual harassment: why a whole school response is required

Sexual harassment: why a whole school response is required

In June this year, an Ofsted review concluded that incidents of sexual harassment and abuse have become “normalised” in schools and as a result, schoolchildren often do not see the point of reporting because it happens so frequently; and teachers consistently minimise the scale of these problems. In this post we share the key findings from the Ofsted review and how we think our MENgage and EmpowHER programme can support the Education Inspection Framework.

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Body safety rules we must teach children and young people

Body safety rules we must teach children and young people

What are we teaching children and young people about their bodies? Body safety is a topic that most find uncomfortable to discuss with children. As a result, we tend to avoid it. Parents and teachers alike. It is not always explicitly discussed and bodily consent, in particular, gets swept under the rug during PSHE lessons. In so doing, we are doing children and young people a disservice. In this post you will find a list of key points related to body safety that all children and young people should know.

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FRIES: Demystifying some myths and misconceptions about consent

FRIES: Demystifying some myths and misconceptions about consent

Consent is a crucial part of respecting boundaries, preserving dignity and building healthy relationships. Yet often, people find it confusing, and it gets misconstrued. Unless we explicitly talk about bodily consent, we cannot expect young people to learn about it as they grow. In this post we explain the acronym FRIES and debunk a few myths and misconceptions that you may have heard.

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Domestic abuse and the effect on families

Domestic abuse and the effect on families

Over the last year, many children and young people have been at home more with homeschooling and not being able to see family and friends.  It has been hard for everyone, but for some of your employees and their children, it may have included the added traumas of Domestic Abuse in the home.

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My Coast 2 Coast Experience by Max Thompson

My Coast 2 Coast Experience by Max Thompson

In May, the Coast 2 Coast team from Wolverhampton Grammar School smashed their £3,000 fundraising target by raising over £8000 for women and children at The Haven. The team of Year 10 students ran 187 miles from St Bees to Robin Hood’s Bay as a tag team in just 24-hours. Max Thompson one of the students on the team shared his experience with us.

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