Spread The Word: Talk With Friends & Family

“A woman is more likely to be sexually assaulted than she is to get breast cancer. But, unlike cancer, sexual violence is rarely discussed. There is a stigma attached to sexual crime, the result of attitudes that lay the blame on the woman for the rape, not the perpetrator."

To end violence against women we need a culture change.

We need people to speak out and condemn it. So, one of the most important things you can do is to talk about it, especially to the uninitiated, unaware and unconvinced.

Unfortunately, sometimes these can be the people closest to us.

Here are some tips for talking about feminism and gender violence with the people you love:

1.   Own who you are. Be proud to share your beliefs with others.


2.   Be realistic. You can't change deep rooted values and ideals overnight. Be patient.


 

Your partner, family & friends are the closest people in your life, and it can be hard to accept if they don't agree with your values. 

 

Take a look at these articles that highlights some of the best appraches to introducing feminism into your relationships.

 

Everyday Feminism Magazine - Introducing Your Partner to Feminism

Everyday Feminism Magazine - Social Justice at Home

Aleksandra Nasteska - Tackling Sexism in Relationships

 

 

 

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"Wear a White Ribbon"- A Blog from an Ambassador

“I feel passionately that men need to be involved in ‘calling out’ threats, intimidation and violence by men on women and girls wherever we see it. It’s important for men to be part of the conversation about what’s not acceptable in relationships, in a bar, on the street, in the workplace or online.”

 

In an inspiring blog post, family lawyer Adam Moghadas, explains why he is an Ambassador for White Ribbon UK.

 

Michael Flood UK Visit!

We were lucky enough to have Professor Michael Flood as one of our speakers at our second All Party Parliamentary Group, and to have him facilitate a workshop on building partnerships in engaging men in gender equality. Michael is a world renowned researcher on engaging men in violence prevention, and his visits to the UK are rare. We were also really excited to have Sam Smethers speaking - a strong advocate for engaging men in gender equality initiatives, and CEO of the Fa

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FACTS


At least 32% of children, mostly girls, experience some form of child sexual abuse.

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