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16 Days of Activism to end Gender-Based Violence Against Women

You may have noticed that at Equation we’ve been getting very excited about an upcoming campaign called #16days. That being the case we wanted to tell you a little more about #16days and tell you why it’s so important to us and our work for everyone to have equal relationships free from abuse.  

What is 16 days? 

From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Action against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a UN campaign designed to galvanise action to end violence against women and girls around the world. The international campaign originated from the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute coordinated by the Centre for Women’s Global Leadership in 1991. 

What is Gender-Based Abuse? 

‘Gender-Based Abuse’ is a term used to describe abuse inflicted by men on women and girls. The term highlights the fact that violence against women is an expression of power inequalities between women and men. 

Why is #16days important? 

This year the campaign comes at a time when recent news has been dominated by allegations of sexual violence against women from all corners of the globe. The coverage inspired thousands of brave women across the world to share their own experiences of sexual abuse using the #MeToo hashtag and left some in disbelief at the scale of the problem. The fact that 1 in 3 women worldwide will be physically or sexually abused is probably now more visible to the wider public than ever before. 

Domestic Violence is the number one form of gender-based abuse. While anyone can experience domestic abuse at the hands of a family member, carer or partner, the majority of survivors of domestic abuse are women who have been abused by a current or former male partner. 1 in 4 women will experience abuse in their lifetimes and in the UK 50% of female homicides are the result of domestic abuse compared to 5% of men’s.  

The causes of domestic violence are complex. However, we know that the men who abuse women in relationships do so because they believe they are entitled to have power and control over their partner. Equation works to prevent domestic abuse by teaching healthy relationship qualities to children and young people, and by educating the whole community to create a zero tolerance for domestic abuse. 

We know that many perpetrators have sexist beliefs that women are inferior in general. These misogynistic beliefs support these men’s decisions to commit abuse. So, if we want to end domestic abuse of women by men, we need to create a society in which women are respected equally and sexist attitudes are not tolerated. 

The campaign is not only a great time to raise awareness of gender-based abuse in all its forms, but to take action against it.  

“How can I take part in #16days?” 

There’s lots going on in Nottingham for 16 days. If you would like to find a local event to attend there’s a handy calendar here you can use to see everything that’s happening. Or, if you would like to do more perhaps you might want to consider fundraising for, or campaigning online with, Equation. All details can be found on our website at equation.org.uk/16days You can also find out more on the UN Women website 

 

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We’re Hiring A Training Coordinator

Training Coordinator

30 – 37 hours per week Negotiable, Job share will be considered.

Fixed term contract: 12 months. May be extended subject to funding.

Salary: Equation Scale 6-so1; Scale Point 26-31; £22,937- £27,123
(Applicants will normally commence at SP 26, £22,937 and incremental rises are subject to the organisation’s financial capacity.)

This is an exciting opportunity to join Equation, a Nottinghamshire-based, award-winning and innovative charity dedicated to preventing and responding to domestic abuse.

The Training Coordinator will be responsible for developing our work improving professional responses to domestic abuse through coordinating a wide range of high-quality training, seminar and conference provision.

The successful candidate will bring with them a thorough understanding of domestic violence and the sector, will be a strong facilitator and will excel at establishing effective working relationships. The successful candidate will be joining the charity during an exciting period of growth and will be able to play a role in shaping the future direction of the training provision offered.

Applications deadline: 5.00PM, Monday 4th December 2017

Interviews: 14th  December 2017

How to Apply

Please download our application form to complete and return to admin@equation.org.uk
Supporting information can be found in the Job Description, Person Specification and Equation’s Vision Mission and Values

Job Description

Person Specification

Vision, Mission & Values

Training Coordinator Application Form – Please note: No CVs will be accepted

For any assistance or enquiries, please contact Equation’s HR Lead on admin@equation.org.uk/ 0115 9623237

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A Year of Challenging Violence Against Women and Girls 2016-17

From the 25th November (the International Day for the Elimination of All Forms of Violence Against Women and Girls) and the 10th December (Human Rights Day), groups around the world commit to 16 days of action to end gender-based violence. But work to keep women safe from men’s violence continues all year round. This year, during #16Days, the organisations in Nottingham who provide specialist domestic and sexual violence services look back together on some recent hard-won successes. Here’s what we’ve achieved over the past year that help keep women safer in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

 

It’s #NottACompliment: misogyny in Nottingham became a hate crime

Nottinghamshire Police made history in 2016 as the first force in the country to recognize misogyny as a hate crime. The additional category applies to incidents ranging from street harassment to physical intrusions on women’s space. In the first year, 97 incidents were recorded.

This milestone achievement arose from work by Nottingham Women’s Centre and Nottingham Citizens. “Thanks to [Nottinghamshire’s] police force listening to local women’s organisations, women and girls in Nottingham will receive the message that this kind of behaviour isn’t normal or acceptable, that support is available, and that the problem will be taken seriously.” Laura Bates, The Everyday Sexism Project

Find out more: http://www.nottinghamwomenscentre.com/2016/07/15/misogyny-hate-crime/

 

Local women contributed to a national change in legal aid rules

In August 2016, women supported by charity Women’s Aid Integrated Services (WAIS) met with representatives from the Ministry of Justice as part of a review of widely criticised rules relating to legal aid for child contact and residence disputes. The review led to a Government announcement in February 2017 to scrap rules which required survivors to show they had experienced abuse within the past five years in order to be granted legal aid.  Polly Neate, (former) Chief Executive Officer at Women’s Aid England wrote a personal letter of thanks to the survivors who attended the meeting. In her letter she wrote “I hope it reassures you to know that your courage was genuinely the deciding factor in achieving change in this case”.

Find out more: http://www.wais.org.uk/news.php?id=9

 

New services were created for survivors of rape and sexual violence

Nottinghamshire Sexual Violence Support Services (formerly Nottinghamshire Rape Crisis) significantly expanded its counselling and other services in 2016, which are now open to anyone who has experienced rape or sexual violence and is aged 13 or over. All clients are now offered a choice of a male or female counsellor, and services are appropriate and safe for all users, including offering services to women in our women-only space.

Find out more: https://nottssvss.org.uk/how-we-can-help/

 

Scores of women marched together to make Nottingham a safer city

In November 2016, local women, grassroots groups and organisations working to end domestic and sexual violence supported the largest “Reclaim the Night” march in Nottingham’s recent history. 450 women gathered for the vibrant annual march and rally, which demands an end to all forms of men’s violence and harassment against women and girls, and an end to victim-blaming.

“Reclaim the Night sends a message to our leaders that residents and voters care about women’s safety” – Karen Jardine, Notts SVSS Campaigns and Administration Officer

To mark the 40th anniversary of Reclaim the Night, Nottingham’s women will be marching on Saturday 18th November 2017.

Find out more: https://reclaimthenightnottingham.wordpress.com/

 

Healthy relationships education became available for children of all ages in Nottingham

Children aged 6-11+ in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire can now have access to age-appropriate education on how to have healthy, equal relationships thanks to resources developed in 2017 by domestic abuse prevention charity Equation. The GREAT Connections programme offers teachers a detailed lesson plan and set of engaging learning materials, all designed to help primary school children have healthy connections and access support if needed. Taught across 5 days, GREAT Connections addresses relationships with friends, family and promotes self-esteem and gender equality. Equation will be piloting the project in local schools in 2017 and rolling the scheme out in 2018.

Find out more: https://www.equation.org.uk/great-connections/

 

Nottingham fought back against Child Sexual Exploitation

Nottingham’s expert sex work outreach organisation POW had excellent success engaging with looked-after young people in Nottingham who may be vulnerable to Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). The charity’s RAiSE project delivers free early intervention work to prevent CSE and promote positive wellbeing for young people; in the last year, the organisation held 92 intensive one-to-one sessions with young people affected by CSE. As a result of the workshops, “these young people will feel empowered to share their experiences, and feel confident to ask for help in relation to CSE” – Dionne Mundle, POW

More information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=YAyCYK_5hgg   

 

Women in refuge received more support to live free from abuse

Umuada, a twelve-bed women’s refuge, successfully recruited an independent volunteer advocate to help survivors with day-to-day living. Survivors at the refuge now receive support to integrate into the local area, including groups and communities. Umuada’s new worker can now advocates on behalf of the survivors and attends appointments until they feel comfortable to attend on their own.

Umuada has also expanded support women for survivors subject to immigration control. The new support is available for women with no access to public funds, who would ordinarily struggle to access refuge due to their legal status and language barriers. Being able to secure a right to remain in the country and access benefits allows women to move on safely into their own accommodation and live a life free from abuse.

Find out more: https://careandsupport.ncha.org.uk/umuada

 

A record number of women received domestic abuse support

In 2016-17, a record number of women accessed domestic abuse support provided by Women’s Aid Integrated Services (WAIS). The charity supported 5,080 women, 59 teenage girls and 612 children across Nottingham and South Nottinghamshire. The 24-hour domestic abuse and sexual violence helpline answered 10,371 calls and the Pet’s Project fostered 65 pets. This is the highest number of survivors ever supported by WAIS in a 12 month period.

Find out more: http://www.wais.org.uk/viewpage.php?page_id=2

 

A new place of safety was opened for women fleeing domestic abuse

In the past year, women in Nottinghamshire gained a new place of safety from domestic abuse. Women’s Aid Integrated Services (WAIS) opened Serenity, a new refuge project in Ashfield, which had never before had a refuge service. The six self-contained properties are ideally suited for women with older boy children, or larger families who might not be able to access shared refuge accommodation. During the year, 26 women and 54 children were accommodated and of these, 18 families were helped to move on into new tenancies of their own, free from domestic abuse. The refuge was opened in partnership with Ashfield District Council, and with funding from the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Find out more: http://www.wais.org.uk/viewpage.php?page_id=13

 

A bold partnership was formed to bring lasting change for survivors

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire became one of three areas in the country to pilot a new model of working with domestic abuse survivors. The City and County is piloting Change that Lasts, developed by Women’s Aid Federation of England in consultation with survivors and member services. It offers an exciting opportunity to pilot a new model of working with survivors and share in local and national learning about how to keep women safe. Informed by survivor and professional feedback and best practice research, Change that Lasts places the survivor and her needs at the heart of its response. Funded by the Big Lottery, the first of the three schemes launches in Autumn 2017.

Find out more: https://1q7dqy2unor827bqjls0c4rn-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Women_s_Aid_Change_that_Lasts_Summary-July_2015.pdf

 

Ordinary people learned how to help friends experiencing domestic abuse

In 2016-2017, a new campaign in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire helped thousands of people understand how to save their friends from the harm of domestic abuse. For the first time, residents were given tools to recognise if someone close to them is experiencing abuse, and to help their friends reach expert support. Domestic abuse prevention charity Equation trialled the #HelpAFriend campaign using attention-grabbing social media and print, and several giveaway events. The aim was to increase the number of women accessing the 24-hour domestic and sexual violence helpline (0808 800 0340), run by Women’s Aid Integrated Services, which receives c.10,000 calls each year.

Find out more: https://www.equation.org.uk/helpafriendcampaign/

 

Survivors of domestic abuse re-gained a fundamental democratic right

In September 2017 the government announced plans to make it easier for survivors of domestic violence, stalking and harassment to register anonymously on the Electoral Register. This will enable survivors to vote without being traced by perpetrators.

The change came after a sustained national campaign, which received substantial support from Nottingham’s local domestic and sexual violence organisations. Nottinghamshire Sexual Violence Support Services (Notts SVSS) hosted a petition, coordinated local feedback, and met the Electoral Commission to discuss concerns along with Women’s Aid Integrated Services and Nottingham Women’s Centre. “We are delighted that survivors will now be able to make their democratic voice heard” Karen Jardine, Notts SVSS Campaigns and Administration Officer

More information: https://nottssvss.org.uk/government-pledges-make-easier-dv-survivors-vote-anonymously/

 

Community workers learned how to respond to complex cases of domestic abuse

Hundreds of people working on the frontline in Nottingham’s communities were able to learn about how to respond to complex cases of domestic abuse in the past year, thanks to a greatly expanded training programme from domestic abuse prevention charity Equation. 1600 people, ranging from social and children’s workers to housing and police officers, attended new domestic abuse training on girls affected by gangs, multiple perpetrators, vulnerable adults, substance misuse and complex needs, and female genital mutilation (FGM). Training sessions covered identifying risk indicators and pathways to support, improving the response to abuse in the local community.

Find out more: www.equation.org.uk/training

 

This celebration of successes in Nottingham towards ending male violence against women and girls was written by Nottingham City Domestic and Sexual Violence Campaigns Group. The group brings together Nottingham’s leading organisations working to end domestic and sexual violence, to facilitate joint campaigns. Members include:

Equation, Women’s Aid Integrated Services, Nottinghamshire Sexual Violence Support Services, Nottingham Women’s Centre, POW, Nottingham Community Housing Association, Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership, Nottingham Trent University Feminist Society

 

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We’re Hiring A Healthy Relationships Project Coordinator (Secondary Schools)

Healthy Relationships Project Coordinator (Secondary Schools)

26 hours per week

Permanent, subject to funding

Salary Scale:SP6 – SO1, Pt 26-31 £22,937 – £27,123 pro rata

Equation needs an enthusiastic project coordinator to work as part of our Children and Young People team. This is a fantastic role for someone who is passionate about domestic abuse prevention. You will be leading and developing Equation’s healthy relationships and domestic abuse awareness project in secondary schools. You will be responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with schools and facilitators, ensuring high-quality service delivery and for expanding the Healthy Relationships in Secondary Schools project for delivery outside of Nottinghamshire.

Applications deadline: 5.00pm, 17/11/2017
Interviews: 22nd or 23rd November 2017

Job Description

Person Specification

Application Form

Any Questions?

Contact Equation’s HR Lead on admin@equation.org.uk/ 0115 9623237

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What is FGM?

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia. Although the practice of FGM is concentrated in Africa, the Middle East, and some parts of Asia, recent data suggests that FGM is global. In the UK, FGM is known to be practised within communities that might have migrated from countries where FGM is routinely performed on girls and women. Recent research suggests that those most at risk of experiencing FGM in the UK are 3-8 year old girls. As such, FGM is considered an act of child abuse and domestic abuse.

The consequences of FGM can be potentially lethal. For those who survive the procedure, the physical and mental health implications are life-long and range from recurring infections and difficulties during childbirth to depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Yet, a conservative estimate of around 60, 000 girls under the age of 15 years are at risk of FGM in the UK each year, with a further 137, 000 currently living with the consequences of FGM.

Despite FGM being illegal for 32 years in the UK, there have been no successful prosecutions for this act of violence. In order to reverse this trend, the government announced, in 2015, a mandatory duty for professionals in healthcare, social work, and teaching to report cases of FGM to the police. In order increase professionals’ awareness of FGM and increase their confidence to identify risk indicators of FGM, Equation are holding a three hour in-depth seminar on Understanding and Preventing FGM at Notts County FC on the 7th of December.

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Great Connections

To meet the need for age-appropriate healthy relationships education for all children, Equation has developed GREAT Connections.

The project involves a suite of digital resources that support teachers in delivering a 5-day project to teach children about how to have healthy, equal, safe relationships. GREAT Connections is suitable for primary school years 1-6 and helps children understand and identify healthy and unhealthy relationships with friends, family and the wider community. The range of engaging activities also promote self-esteem and gender equality, and provide routes to safeguard children and young people who may be living with domestic abuse.

GREAT Connections is a fun, bright and positive project that helps to prevent domestic abuse and reduce the harm it causes children and young people. It was developed in consultation with teachers and schools, and informed by Equation’s wealth of expertise in delivering domestic abuse prevention and healthy relationships education to children and young people across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Teachers will be equipped to deliver GREAT Connections through receiving training from Equation’s expert Children and Young People Team. In addition to bright and engaging project materials for children, the project pack includes detailed guidance and support for educators, ensuring a high quality and positive experience for teachers and pupils alike.

GREAT Connections is being piloted in Nottingham Schools in Autumn/Winter 2017. If you are interested in learning more about the project or booking it at your school, get in touch with our Children and Young People’s Team.

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The Dangerous Link Between the Media, Gender Stereotypes and Domestic Abuse

In Nottingham, domestic abuse accounts for about 40% of all violent crime. 1 in 4 women in their lifetime will experience abuse, with young women aged 16-24 at the highest level of risk. The local 24-hour Women’s Aid helpline (0808 800 0340) receives up to 10,000 calls a year! We probably all know someone who has been affected by it.

Abuse can happen to a person of any age, gender, race or sexual orientation, but the overwhelming majority of its victims (85% in Nottingham) are women, and the vast majority of perpetrators are men.

The causes of domestic violence are complex. However, we know that the men who abuse women in relationships do so because they believe they are entitled to have power and control over their partner. We also know that many of these men have sexist beliefs that women are inferior in general. These misogynistic beliefs support these men’s decisions to commit abuse. So, if we want to end domestic abuse of women by men, we need to create a society in which women are respected equally and sexist attitudes are not tolerated.

Sexism on screen

Perpetrators’ attitudes develop from many sources, but derogatory and sexist messages from culture and media play an important part. Currently, the mainstream film industry is one of them.

  • The film industry grossly underrepresents women. There are 3 times as many films about men’s lives than there are about women’s, and women hold only a third of all speaking roles in film.
  • When female characters are present, they are relentlessly written to match tired stereotypical clichés: helpless victims, sexy sidekicks, dewy-eyed innocents looking for Mr Right, or as anxious and caring mothers/wives/girlfriends.
  • What’s more, women are 4 times more likely to be sexualised on screen and at the same time are 10 times less likely to be portrayed as a leader, furthering beliefs that a woman’s main purpose is primarily superficial.

Through devaluing women in these ways, everyday sexism on the big screen feeds into some men’s sexist sense of superiority and entitlement to hold power over women. By perpetuating those beliefs, the industry supports the abuse of women in the real-world.

This is why Equation’s Reel Equality Film Club campaigns to raise awareness of this issue and generate demand for change.

Every month, Reel Equality show films that tell women’s stories and include fully realised female characters, who are not objectified or stereotyped. The film club has seen huge and growing success, with sell-out screenings filling bigger and bigger venues including Broadway, Savoy, New Art Exchange and The Nottingham Contemporary.

Reel Equality Film Club is part of a bigger movement, with campaigns such as #AskHerMore beginning to address the issue of film industry sexism. Championed by the likes of Reese Witherspoon, AskHerMore is best known for encouraging reporters to ask female stars on the red carpet questions other than “who are you wearing tonight?” in order to focus on the achievements and talents of women in film, instead of only their looks.

How you can help

‘How can I get involved and help to change this awful situation?’ we hear you all ask! Here’s the top 4 ways you can help

  1. If you want more women’s stories on the big screen, buy a ticket to see one. Cinema is, after all, a big business that cares about its bottom line.
  2. If you like a female-led film you see, then rave about it. Word of mouth is such a powerful way to promote film to your cinema-loving friends; so put it on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat and help boost audience figures.
  3. Talk about the issue – online and in the real world. Opening other people’s eyes to this issue. Public outcry about everyday media sexism is already really helping put the pressure on film studios to diversify their offering. But this outcry will only achieve sustained change if the noise about it persists. You can be part of it.
  4. Support Reel Equality Film Club! In October 2017, Equation is holding their biggest event yet with a Reel Equality theme. This will be a glamourous, Red Carpet event at the Nottingham Belfry celebrating women’s stories on screen. As well as an incredible 3-course meal, drinks reception, fantastic musical entertainment, dancing and an auction, guests will be dazzled by the inspiring achievements of powerful female stars of the silver screen. This event gives anyone over the age of 18 the perfect way to have a fun and fantastic evening while supporting Equations work in ending domestic abuse and supporting gender equality.

Find out more about reel equality at www.equation.org.uk/reelequality and keep an eye out for our trailer campaign on gender inequality in film showing at Cineworld Nottingham until October 14th 2017.

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What is Vicarious Trauma?

Equation delivers training around domestic and sexual abuse to professionals from a breadth of different sectors of work. Professionals in the sector are often the crucial link between survivors and their access to specialist support across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. This link can provide an important turning point for an individual being able to leave an abusive situation and recover from their experiences.

On a daily basis, we and all professionals working in the sector demonstrate empathy, compassion, and active listening in order to do our best for service users. In doing so, we often encounter harrowing personal accounts of domestic and sexual abuse. Over time, hearing such accounts of abuse can have a potentially detrimental impact on our own psychological well-being and might manifest as vicarious trauma. However, as professionals, we often neglect our own self-care, perhaps because we do not recognise the impact that our work can have on ourselves, or perhaps because we forget that we are also deserving of nourishing our own physical and mental well-being.

Vicarious trauma is sometimes referred to as secondary trauma or indirect traumatisation. Vicarious trauma is the effect of indirect exposure to a traumatic event. This might be through witnessing or hearing about a traumatic event experienced by another person. As a result, professionals can report symptoms of trauma themselves through their work supporting survivors.

Symptoms of vicarious trauma can include disrupted sleep, isolation, headaches, difficulties concentrating, and a negative outlook on the world. Left unaddressed, vicarious trauma can result in entrenched changes in how we view ourselves and others. This can also impact our ability to continue working effectively with survivors of domestic and sexual abuse.

However, there are ways in which individuals and organisations can help mitigate the risk of vicarious trauma through appropriate training and supervision. This might be through simple steps such as individual reflection, connecting with social support, to more traditionally therapeutic interventions.

In recognition of the pivotal work that local professionals undertake to support survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, Equation is holding a free of charge, three-hour seminar on vicarious trauma on October 18th 2017 in order to increase awareness of what vicarious trauma is, how to identify the signs, and what individuals and organisations can do to increase mitigation of the risk of vicarious trauma. You can find out further details and book your place for this free event on our website.

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Equation’s Domestic Abuse Service for Men

Workers can now refer men living in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County experiencing domestic violence and abuse at any risk level (standard, medium or high) to Equation. Men can also refer themselves.

 

Who can be referred?

  • Men aged 16 or over living in Nottingham City
  • Men aged 18 or over living in Nottinghamshire County
  • Men experiencing domestic violence and abuse at standard, medium and high levels of risk

 

How to make a referral

1. Get a referral form

Contact Equation’s Service for Men on 0115 960 5556 to request a referral form, or leave a message with your name, organisation and contact number.

You can also download the referral form below.

Nottingham City referral form

Nottinghamshire County referral form

 

2. Complete the referral form and return it to Equation securely via email

If you have a secure email address: email city.referrals@equation.cjsm.net or county.referrals@equation.cjsm.net

If you don’t have a secure email address: password protect the referral form and email cityreferrals@equation.org.uk or countyreferrals@equation.org.uk

Equation will assess need and appropriateness for the service.

What support for men does Equation offer?

This service will provide time-limited support to men who are experiencing domestic violence and abuse.

  • Risk assessment will be undertaken to identify risk of harm to the client using a DASH RIC form (you may already have completed one of these as part of your support).
  • The type of support provided will be identified against risk level and need.
  • Support may include practical and emotional assistance, and signposting to other specialist services such as counselling
  • Assessment will be made to ensure that work with the individual is appropriate and safe.

Equation operates structured safeguarding and assessment protocols in its work with men.

 

What else do you need to do?

If you are working with a man you have assessed as high risk you need to follow MARAC procedures.  If you are unsure what this means, please contact Equation’s service for men on 0115  960  5556 and we will talk you through the process.

Further information

For more information about DASH RIC assessments/ MARACs and risk in relation to domestic violence and abuse please go to Equation’s Best Practice Library.

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We’re Hiring – Healthy Relationships Projects Coordinator (Secondary Schools)

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We are on the lookout for a project coordinator for our Healthy Relationships projects which we deliver in secondary schools across Nottinghamshire. For those of you who don’t know us, Hi! We are Equation. Our goal as a charity is for everyone to have equal, healthy relationships free from domestic abuse, sexual violence and gender inequality. Not much to ask really is it?!

It is an unacceptable fact that 1 in 4 women will be abused by a partner, ex or family member at some point in their lives. We believe this can change!

Working primarily in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, Equation delivers education to the whole community to prevent domestic abuse and sexual violence, promote gender equality and raise aspirations for healthy relationships. The work we do with children and young people is at the very heart of achieving our goal. It is through educating young adults that we can make the biggest impact on reducing the prevalence and impact of domestic violence for future generations.

“I know how domestic violence can affect a family, and I want to do everything I can to stop it from happening to others. The most important thing we can do is teach kids that they can break the cycle.”

Missy Elliott

Our award winning projects for young people are all age sensitive and change attitudes to prevent future domestic violence, empower young people to aspire towards healthy relationships and improve access to the support services available in our county. That’s a pretty rewarding day at the office if you ask us. Furthermore, you’ll be joining an incredibly enthusiastic and supportive team while also having the autonomy and flexibility to manage your own work load. No micromanaging here.

“I only Joined Equation 3 months ago and have had such a wonderful experience so far. The work is incredibly fulfilling and personal development is always a priority as you are given the autonomy to utilise and improve your skills. The team are also fantastic. I’ve never experienced such positive and supportive collaborative working with a shared passion for our cause at the heart of all working relationships. Every day I wake up excited to go to work and contribute to the wonderful work being done at Equation and I feel incredibly blessed for this!”

Frankie Skinner, Marketing Executive

So, if like us you are passionate about ending domestic abuse then this role could be just what you’ve been waiting for. You’ll need lots of enthusiasm and previous experience of project coordination and working directly with groups of young people.

Interested? You can find the full job description and details of how to apply on our website or if you’d rather speak to someone you can email our HR lead on admin@equation.org.uk or give them a call on 0115 9623237. We can’t wait to hear from you!!

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