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10 Nov ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

Neighbourhood Watch - A Success Story Neighbourhood Watch is a community-based crime prevention program, which aims to enhance safety and wellbeing in local communities. There are many Neighbourhood Watch schemes operating in countries such as the UK, the US, Australia and other. According to researchers, NW can...

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03 Nov ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

The victim-to-perpetrator cycle  What are the factors increasing the likelihood of sexual abuse on children? Research has found that individuals who experience sexual violence in their childhood are more likely to commit sexual assault when they grow up. This finding has led to the development of the...

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01 Nov Silence is an Abuser’s Best Friend

One brave woman breaks it as she relives an accident of child abuse in the hope it spurs others to speak up. Read the interview here: Jane   Original article published in the Sunday Circle  Image credits: vanesu.wordpress.com    ...

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27 Oct ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

Restorative justice: an effective alternative to other justice approaches? Restorative justice is being adopted in various national and cultural contexts as a response to crime. The core idea underpinning this model of justice is that of bringing together victims and perpetrators - as well as, on occasion, their families and members...

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21 Oct ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

Gender and rape When talking sexual assault and rape, the tendency is to think of the victim as female and the perpetrator as male. This has more to do with statistics and international data, than with our gendered beliefs of women as meek and men as domineering. It is a fact...

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13 Oct ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

The power of music   ♫ ♩♪ Music therapy has become more and more popular over the years. Its emotional and psychological benefits are widely acknowledged: music therapy is used in prisons, shelters for battered women, immigration detention and more. In Birmingham (UK), Ashram Housing Association, a not-for-profit housing association that...

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