Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Definitions of Abuse

For our second article in a series of blogs this Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we’ve compiled a list of definitions of different types of abuse, including examples and contextual information. Please refer to this list if you are unsure of any terminology discussed in our articles throughout Domestic Violence Awareness Month, or simply just to educate yourself better on the topic!

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How to Access Support in Sheffield this Domestic Abuse Awareness Month

Accessing support as a Domestic Abuse victim can be one of the hardest things to overcome. If the prospect of a Google search into the available services seems too overwhelming, here is a directory of services in the Sheffield and South Yorkshire region. Whilst mental health provision nationwide is by no means perfect, hopefully in this list there will be a service which caters to your direct and indirect domestic abuse needs.

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Self-Care September

Here at SheFest, we think being vocal about our mental health is key to breaking stigmas and barriers! We may be superwomen but the weight of the world (and the patriarchy) can take its toll, so this Self-Care September we’re sharing some of the things that help us survive our toughest moments.

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Addressing allyship in intersectional feminist spaces

Being present in that room suggests that some white men are interested in becoming allies which can only be a positive thing. However, someone who holds privilege cannot be a feminist and expect to be heard and centred in the fight for gender equality. That’s the point of intersectionality and, as we learnt in the panel; if it’s not intersectional, it’s not feminism.

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The Women of Sheffield Showcase: A Review

Three different women telling us three different stories, but all sharing one vital message on identity. We are all individuals with our own identities and personalities and all unique in our ways; but we are also all women and there is a special kind of strength to us, no matter what happens to us and how many knockbacks we face, we keep going.

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Join the conversation

On Wednesday 7th March, Sheffield Hallam University will be hosting a conversation on sexual harassment with a special guest lecture by Professor Vanita Sudaram; a conversation that is vitally necessary.

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