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20 Jul 2021
Devolution and women’s disadvantage: Tackling women and girl’s multiple disadvantage at a regional level
Launch of policy briefing: This briefing builds on the findings of Breaking Down The Barriers: The Final Report of The Commission Into Women’s Domestic And Sexual Violence And Multiple Disadvantage. This report identified the need for gender and trauma-informed responses that understand the interconnected experiences women face when seeking help for violence and abuse, mental ill health, substance use, homelessness and motherhood. Following this publication, Agenda and AVA worked with Greater Manchester Combined Authority officials, women’s sector organisations and women with lived experience in Greater Manchester (GM) to understand how the Commission’s recommendations could be achieved across the region. This work has informed the recommendations for change at the regional level set out in this briefing. This work has been funded by the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England & Wales.
17 Jun 2021
We’re hiring an Administrative and Training Support Officer
Are you passionate about eradicating violence against women and girls? AVA (Against Violence and Abuse) is a leading UK charity committed to ending gender based violence and abuse. We work with survivors to champion evidence based change. We have particular expertise around multiple disadvantage and children and young people. Our groundbreaking work includes “Complicated Matters”, the Commission report “Breaking Down the Barriers” and the online resource “Ask AVA”. All of our projects involve meaningful roles for women with lived experience. Our portfolio of activities encompasses groundbreaking project and research work, face to face and online learning and survivor focussed consulting and evaluation work. We take a trauma and gender informed approach to all of our work.
30 Apr 2021
Breathing Space is now live
We’re so thrilled to let you know that, Breathing Space, our digital support tool for survivors is live and ready...
FREE Online Interactive Training: CPD Accredited Working with Children, Young People and Families with Experiences of Domestic/Sexual Abuse
This course will look at basic domestic violence theory and specifically how children under ten years old are affected. Focus will be given to behavioural, emotional and cognitive effects on children under ten years old, as well as the links between domestic violence and child abuse and the impact on parenting for both the abusive and the non-abusive parent. There will also be a focus on the effects of abuse on unborn children and their brain development and the impact of post traumatic stress on children. Practical guidance for practitioners will be given.6 Sep 2021
FREE Webinar: Managing The Effects of Working with Secondary Trauma
Managing the secondary effects of working with trauma will help professionals understand and identify the dynamics and psychological issues that come from work with survivors of trauma.13 Sep 2021
Online Interactive Training: CPD Accredited Getting to Grips with Coercive Control
Aims to provide delegates with information about coercive control as a form of abuse and the new offence of coercive control created as part of the serious crime bill. The training aims to equip delegates to identify coercive control, understand the practical implications for victims and provide support and sign-posting to those who disclose.22 Sep 2021