16 Days of Activism Blog – Independent Stalking Advocacy Service

In August we launched our brand new specialist service to support victims of stalking and harassment. Stalking is a devastating crime with long-term psychological and emotional harm.  In the year ending March 2016, the police recorded 4,156 stalking offences. Our Stalking Advocates provide emotional and practical support to victims of stalking, including supporting legal remedies
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16 Days of Activism – Our Children’s and Young People’s Services

  The impact of domestic abuse on children and young people is devastating. The effect on each individual varies but can include: nightmares and flashbacks; difficulties sleeping; bed wetting; anxiety; lower sense of self-worth; self-harm and post traumatic stress disorder. At Changing Pathways we have developed specialist services to support children who have experienced domestic
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16 days of Activism Blog – Women’s Aid Child Contact Campaign

  Women’s Aid Federation of England launched a campaign for safe child contact with a piece of research called “Nineteen child homicides.” This research details the cases of nineteen children over a ten year period who were killed by a parent who was a known perpetrator of domestic abuse. Over the ten years, nineteen children were
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16 Days of Activism Blog – Istanbul Convention & Petition

    The Istanbul Convention or the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence is the most comprehensive legal framework that exists to tackle violence against women and girls. This legal framework, the Istanbul Convention on Violence against Women is about making changes that have an impact. It
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16 Days of Activism Blog – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls

    Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls Violence against women and girls is prevalent in every society in the world, this violence does not discriminate against class, age, race or culture. Up to 7 in 10 women around the world experience physical and/or sexual violence at
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Announcement of Independent Stalking Advocacy Service

We are very excited to announce that we have successfully been awarded funding by the Women and Girl’s Initiative (Big Lottery Fund) to develop an Independent Stalking Advocacy Team to create a Stalking Advocacy Service in South Essex, covering the areas of Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Rochford and Thurrock. http://biglotteryfund.org.uk/global-content/press-releases/england/190516_eng_at_risk_women_girls_48_million_investment A team of Stalking Advocates,
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Basildon Women’s Aid was re-launched as Changing Pathways

After a period of consultation, Basildon Women’s Aid was re-launched as Changing Pathways on 22nd April 2016 at the Holiday Inn in Brentwood. With over 100 attendees enjoying a cream tea celebration, the day was a great success, with guests keen to support the newly branded organisation. Jessica Barclay-Lambert, Chief Executive of Changing Pathways made
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Relaunch

Basildon Women’s Aid will be relaunching as Changing Pathways on 22nd April 2016