Meeting need not servicing demand. 2020 – the year no one will forget quickly. From Captain Tom to clapping for carers, we have shown amazing determination to continue but we have also lost so much. The impact 2020 has had on vital services has been devastating with many having to close their services permanently. But we will not give up. We will continue to support women and girls who need us and will continue to do so. To help deliver these services we need support. If you
Everyone is in a different situation – different experiences, different circumstances, different events but one thing is the same – it is not your fault. Myths and Stereotypes surrounding domestic abuse and sexual violence only harm victims/survivors even more. ‘What was she wearing?’ ‘Why didn’t she just leave?’ – these are damaging and dangerous. We hear you. We believe you. We stand with you.
#16Days #EndVAWG @16Days_UK
#WishISaid #EndTheStigma #StopVictimBlaming
We have been isolated more than ever this year – away from family, friends and loved ones, but it can be especially isolating for those in abusive relationships. During the lockdowns we have faced many more women and girls have been trapped with their abusers, scared of asking for help in case they are reported for breaking government guidelines. There is still support out there and you will be listened to. For information and advice during the pandemic visit https://www.refu
Whether visible or not, people living with disabilities have the right to have their voices heard and respected. Research conducted by @RapeCrisisTN, @durham_uni and @sunderlanduni explored the barriers faced by people with disabilities when trying to seek justice for their experiences. The full report and findings can be found here https://rctn.org.uk/.../people-with-learning.../ #16Days #EndVAWG @16Days_UK
#Disability #DisablededWomen @CRiVADurham @durham_uni @sunderlanduni
Domestic Abuse and Sexual violence takes place in every kind of relationship – regardless of orientation or gender identity, however women and girls are still under-supported and under-reported. @GalopUK research shows that 1 in 4 lesbian/bi women will experience domestic abuse at some point in their lives, with this raising to 80% for transwomen. For more information visit http://www.galop.org.uk/ #16Days #EndVAWG @16Days_UK
#LGBTQ+ #Lesbian #BisexualWomen @GalopUK
Access to justice should not be given to the few. Everyone has the right to have themselves heard and supported. We know that domestic abuse and sexual violence happens in relationships of all forms but being able to report and gain justice is often more difficult for women and girls from BAMER backgrounds, who may also experience additional barriers in accessing other services. For support, help and information visit our sister organization who specialize in supporting minor
The #16DaysofActivism will continue with future generations of young women & girls, who may only be discovering their voices but we hear them and stand proudly with them. NDAS works with anyone over the age of 16 who is experiencing domestic abuse, offering emotional and practical support. #16Days #EndVAWG @16Days_UK
#RollDownYourSkirt #YoungWomen #Activist #ActivistsOfTheFuture #WomenLeaders
NDAS would like to say thank you to Amble Parish Church Council and Beltingham with Henshaw Parish Church Council for their recent donations. We also received a cheque through the post and an anonymous donation through Local Giving. Unrestricted donations like these are essential to fund the vital work we are doing around Northumberland.
Violence against women and girls doesn’t stop when you reach a certain age, but women over the age of 60 are much less likely to report their experiences and face additional barriers to seeking support. NDAS supports anyone over 16 who is experiencing any form of domestic abuse, offering emotional and practical support. #16Days #EndVAWG @16Days_UK #OlderWomen #ElderAbuse #OlderPeople #Consent #RevealTheTruePicture