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CHILDREN who have lived with domestic abuse are among those who have shared their powerful testimonies in a new book of stories, designed to help other youngsters recognise toxic relationships and seek help. 

The children, aged 11 to 14, attended sessions led by Creative Youth Opportunities, in Seaham, where they helped write six fictional stories for Sometimes It Hurts, where some of them drew on their experiences of domestic abuse,... read more

Domestic abuse is everyone’s business – which is why workplaces should do more

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Our launch hits North East news

Durham Women Rising Logo Our launch hits North East news With many thanks to Natasha Sykes, Sunderland University student of Graphic Design and Communication, for designing the fabulous Durham Women Rising logo. Continue reading

Durham Women Rising LAUNCH

Having renamed ourselves and arranged for our own logo to be designed, Durham Women Rising will officially launch on Tuesday 10th December, from 4-5pm in the Boardroom of Durham University’s Ustinov College.

* Our launch will be hosted by Professor Nicole Westmarland, who co-founded and co-directs the Durham University Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse.

* It will be an opportunity to get a flavour of the programme we have lined up for February and March to challenge the all-too-prevalent culture of violence against women, whilst celebrating women in as many different ways as we can.

* On the day that our Police and Crime Commissioner, Ron Hogg, launches a North East region-wide Strategy to tackle Violence Against Women and Girls together with Vera Baird QC and Barry Coppinger, you will have the opportunity to ask Ron what the strategy means for us in Durham, including how he intends to work with all of us to ensure the strategy is implemented effectively.

* You’ll get a flavour of the creativity we hope to bring to our festival programme with some performance poetry hot off the press from Durham University’s Feminist Society poetry slam!

* We’ll also hear about the very important It Happens Here campaign.

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Lisa Davis of Changing Relations on BBC Radio Tees

Lisa Davis of Changing Relations on BBC Radio Tees

– Awesome morning of discussions of feminism activism in our region from BBC Radio Tees earlier in the week, including a slot from Changing Relations’ own Lisa Davis.

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One Billion Rising, Durham 2013

It’s been an inspiring day in the Market Square today in Durham. After weeks of hard work, the Durham One Billion Rising event came off brilliantly. Durham City Mayor opened the event and was followed by thought provoking speeches, rousing music, challenging and emotional poetry readings and upliftingly enthusiastic dancing from our invited dance group.

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