16 Days of Activism 2020 – Day 8

Stalking On Day 8 of #16DaysofActivism #VAWG we are linking this to Question 8 of the NPCC DASH Risk Assessment – which is Stalking. At Changing Pathways we are lucky to have staff who are well trained in #stalking and who can support those survivors of #domestic abuse who are then relentlessly pursued by various
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16 Days of Activism 2020 – Day 7

LGBTQ plus – barriers/inclusivity Domestic abuse includes a range of violent behaviours which can include; psychological, sexual, physical, financial and emotional abuse, however LGBT people may also have their sexuality and gender identity used against them. For example; perpetrators may threat to disclose the victim/survivor’s sexual orientation or gender identity, they may disclose a victim’s
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16 Days of Activism 2020 – Day 6

Separation Separation is our theme that Changing Pathways has picked for the 6th Day of #16DaysofActivism. This is to align with question 6 of the DASH Risk Assessment which is about #separation. We know from the domestic homicides and statistics that women are more likely to be killed in the first month or first year
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16 Days of Activism 2020 – Day 5

Shining a spotlight on Domestic Abuse… Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. Even the beautiful stars of Hollywood are not immune to the possibility. Melanie Brown The former Spice Girl, professionally known as Mel B, filed for a restraining order against husband Stephen Belafonte, just two
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16 Days of Activism 2020 – Day 4

A day in the life of a Health domestic abuse worker – an IDVA Changing Pathway’s Health Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVAs) share a snapshot of their work based in 2 Essex Hospitals. We are Essex Domestic Abuse Partnership Protect (EDAPP) providing domestic abuse support to patients and staff at Basildon and Princess Alexandra Harlow
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16 Days of Activism 2020 – Day 3

Religion, Abuse, HBA What is Honour Based Abuse?….. So-called Honour based abuse is a “a crime or incident which has or may have been committed to protect or defend the honour of the family and/or community”. It is about beliefs and customs and expectations that people must behave in a certain way & by breaking
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16 Days of Activism 2020 – Day 2

Impact of Domestic abuse on children How many children are impacted by domestic abuse? As many as one in five children have been exposed to domestic abuse. Imagine living in a household where one adult is abusive or violent to another adult. Now imagine living in that household as a terrified and helpless child. Being
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16 Days of Activism 2020 – Day 1

Femicide This piece of writing is dedicated to Kirsty Treloar RIP, and to the inimitable @K_IngalaSmith @nia Changing Pathways as an agency follows the critical work of Karen Ingala-Smith – the creator of Counting Dead Women & now The Femicide Census. Karen started looking at the amount of women killed by men in 2012 and
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Online chat closing

We will be closing our website chat service at the end of this week. The last day will be Friday 12th June 2020 Our helpline is open weekdays 8am – 6pm 01268 729707 or you can call the COMPASS 24 hour helpline 0330 333 7 444 National Women’s Aid has a chat service, their hours
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National Stalking Awareness Week 2020 Podcasts

April 20th to 25th is National Stalking Awareness Week 2020 (#NSAW2020): See Stalking Clearly. As part of our Pathways to Safety work we have created 5 podcasts highlighting the multi-faceted elements of the crime of #stalking. The topics covered in the podcasts are: Workplace, Cyberstalking, The Victim’s Perspective, The Civil & Family Courts and lastly Multi-Agency
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