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Domestic abuse sentence wrong

This sentence is wrong. This man’s actions were premeditated, controlling and unacceptable. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-39416765

Daily Mail fails again on Domestic Violence

Guardian – No, wives ‘withholding sex’ are not to blame for male violence

domestic violence- gaslighting/ Archers

This is a great article on domestic abuse, it shows how important it is for us to hear the context and client’s “back story” and not just the immediate presenting concerns. Difficult perhaps, in some very brief contexts, where there is pressure on quick outcomes. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/apr/05/the-archers-domestic-abuse-gaslighting-sanity-abusive-relationship?CMP=share_btn_link

Controlling relationships

Panorama reveals harrowing footage and other evidence of domestic violence incidents that now account for a third of all recorded assaults with injury in England and Wales. Filmed by police response teams wearing body-worn video cameras, this new style of evidence gathering is helping to bring perpetrators to justice. But years of coercive control and terror often lie […]

Domestic violence

Please look at this brilliant video see www.integratebristol.org.uk The young people of Integrate Bristol have launched their new music video featuring members of the local public, politicians and celebrities. The video is part of the young people’s national campaign to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and promote gender equality.

Normalising of inter personal violence

Please watch this video giving  information regarding the normalising of violence – especially against women – in our society through having it appear in books and the media.  This research specifically looks at how that happens with the book 50 Shades of Grey. TV-interview   http://video.msnbc.msn.com/alex-witt/52787181#52787181

Domestic Violence

Today is International Mens Day and in Bristol we have a celebration event promoting the White Ribbon- Men to make a stand against violence to women and girls- join us at11am on College Green. Presentation to the Lord Mayor  for Bristol achieving Whit Ribbon City status.

Domestic Violence

How right Julie Bindel ( Guardian 26th May)  is to draw attention to the need for an inquiry which might come up with recommendations to help prevent domestic violence on women and children happening in the first place. see article:- http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/21/maria-stubbings-public-inquiry-domestic-violence and sign up to the 38 degrees petition too.