Child Q: A 15-year-old black girl at school in Hackney

The news about the appalling treatment of child Q, has upset and angered us.  As is now widely known, this 15-year-old Black schoolchild was forced by police officers to strip naked, remove her sanitary protection and bend over, spread her legs and use her hands to spread her buttocks while coughing. In Hackney, north-east London, […]

A day in the life of a specialist refuge support worker

Since International Women’s Day, we have been sharing blogs from members of our staff team describing a typical day. Today we are looking at a day in the life of a support worker in one of our specialist refuges which support women fleeing men’s violence, including sexual exploitation, who also have problematic substance use. I […]

A day in the life of an Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (ISVA)

Since International Women’s Day, we have been sharing blogs from members of our staff team describing a typical day. Today we are looking at a day in the life of an Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (ISVA). This is a typical day of mine, however, there are days when I have external meetings such as a […]

A day in the life of the Advocacy Services Manager. 

Since International Women’s Day, we have been sharing blogs from members of our staff team describing a typical day. Today we are looking at a day in the life of the Advocacy Services Manager. I am the acting Service Manager for nia’s advocacy service, the service supports women and children experiencing domestic abuse. We run […]

A day in the life of an IRIS Advocate

Since International Women’s Day, we have been sharing blogs from members of our staff team describing a typical day. Today we are looking at a day in the life of an IRIS * Advocate *(Identification and Referral to Improve Safety) ‘Eighty percent of women in a violent relationship seek help from health services at least […]

A day in the life of an East London Rape Crisis Counsellor

Starting from International Women’s Day we are going to share a series of blogs from members of our staff team describing a typical day. Today we are looking at a day in the life of an East London Rape Crisis  counsellor. It is 8.30 am on a Friday and as the morning bustle starts the […]

Men’s Violence Against Women – It’s terrorism to us

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A blog by nia East London Rape Crisis volunteer, Giulia I recently read ‘Men Who Hate Women’ by Laura Bates. It is, among many things, a brilliant and harrowing exploration of the many internet communities of men who fear, avoid, abuse, harass, rape and kill us. I have described it as the most difficult book […]