White Ribbon Day & 16 Days Of Action

In our first post Peter Brandt, VOICES Trustee, talks about why he supports the White Ribbon Campaign and highlights the importance of the work VOICES undertakes. Click here to read his blog post

For our second post we would like to highlight the 2017/18 SafeLives Impact Report as our ethos strongly compliments their aims. At VOICES, like at SafeLives, we believe in listening to survivors – we are a platform which enables the voices of victims and survivors to inform and improve service provision, in response to their needs.

Our third post comes from a Founder and Director of VOICES, Ursula. Her blog focuses on the difference we all can make to prevent abuse and violence against women and girls. Click here to read it

For day four students from Bath Spa University, with support from Dr Helena Enright, have produced a powerful video featuring t-shirts with quotes from survivors VOICES have worked with. Click here to take a look

Our fifth post is from Jimmy Deane, CEO and founder of The Sporting Family Change Foundation. In this blog post he reflects on kindess, activity and encouraging self worth. Click here to read it

On day six, we’re shifting the focus from local to global. You can take a look at #HearMeToo action from all over the world by visiting the UN Women website

Our seventh post has been written by our Social Work Student, Lucy. In her blog post she talks about the value of The Freedom Programme and how important her placement at Voices has been so far. Click here to read the post

For day eight, we would like to share a video from The White Ribbon UK campaign. Please be aware that this video is very emotive and contains scenes that some viewers may find upsetting. Click here to view the #IfLoveHurts video

For day nine our Psychotherapist, Ruth Pooley, talks about the collective responsibility we have not to minimise the impact of Domestic Abuse. Click here to read the full blog post.

For day ten we’d like to re-share a post about anonymous voter registration from Women’s Aid written by Mehala Osborne, survivor and campaigner. Click here to read the post

For our eleventh post we shall the let the words of an Overcomer and Voices Volunteer do the talking – click here to read

For day twelve, we’d like to highlight an article written for The Guardian and published earlier in December. Patrick Stewart, David Challen and the Hart brothers are challenging the idea that domestic abuse is only a women’s issue – click here to read the article

For our thirteenth post, Kirsten Melbourne who head’s up our service team, writes about the power of support, care and providing a safe space – oh, and cake of course! Click here to read her post

For day fourteen, we would like to highlight the 16 Days Campaign and their focus on ending gender based violence in the work place. Click here to find out more

For our fifteenth post, we’d like to highlight the Bath University #NeverOk campaign. As a Bath based charity we not only support local residents but also students who live in our city. With this in mind we want to work closely with both of our local universities to ensure the right support is available to everyone affected by domestic abuse. 

For our sixteenth and final post of the 16 days of activism Fatima, a VOICES Trustee and human rights campaigner, describes what makes VOICES a safe space to explore difficult themes. Click here to read the blog post