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  • Guest Blog written by Always Hopeful 21 September 2018 — Jessica Clarke — Blog

    This blog was written by Always Hopeful, a survivor of domestic abuse. You can follow their journey on Facebook (@alwayshopefulandnotabused) or read their blog at www.alwayshopefulandnotabused.blogspot.comFacebook reminded me this morning that seven years ago today I drove my eldest son to school, drove home then opened and downed a bottle ...
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  • Abusive Church Response - Rachel's Story Abusive Church Response - Rachel's Story 10 July 2018 — Esther Sweetman — Survivors’ stories

    I believe the way "do-gooders" in the church interfered with my marriage had a direct impact on the outcome my children and I live with today. I have words now to describe what I experienced; spiritual abuse.

    Rachel, a member of the Network, shares her story of how her church leaders colluded with her abusive husband and acted abusively towards her as well.
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  • ‘My husband hired a hitman to kill me - but I forgive him' 05 July 2018 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    This online BBC article seems to romanticise forgiveness and reconciliation by asking us to celebrate the fact that a domestic violence victim was easily able to forgive her husband who tried to kill her, as if he had forgotten to buy bread at the shops, and would have taken him back if he had been acquitted.

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  • Football's Coming Home Football's Coming Home 22 June 2018 — Andrew Caplen — Blog

    FOOTBALL COMING HOME?So, the World Cup is underway. Russia, the unfancied hosts, have won two matches and qualified for the next round. Christiano Ronaldo has already scored four goals and, wonder upon wonders, England defeated Tunisia in their first match. The back - and some front - pages of the ...
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  •  Restored responds to the Government's Consultation on Domestic Abuse Restored responds to the Government's Consultation on Domestic Abuse 04 June 2018 — Andrew Caplen — Reports

    Restored response to Government consultation on Domestic Abuse 2018.
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  • Spiritual Abuse Spiritual Abuse 31 May 2018 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    Spiritual abuse is coercion and control of one individual by another in a spiritual context.
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  • Press Release: Former Law Society President to start as New Co-Director Press Release: Former Law Society President to start as New Co-Director 20 April 2018 — Jessica Clarke — News

    Photo Credit: The Law SocietyFormer Law Society President Andrew Caplen is set to become co-Director of Restored, the Christian charity campaigning to end violence against women. He will join Restored on 1 May 2018 following the retirement of Peter Grant and will lead the charity alongside Mandy Marshall who, with ...
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  • Next time you ask ‘why doesn’t she leave?’ - remember this picture. Next time you ask ‘why doesn’t she leave?’ - remember this picture. 20 April 2018 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    Polly Neate, former Chief Executive of Women’s Aid wrote an article in iNews which included this image taken by a police officer on a domestic abuse call in London and shared on Twitter by the Metropolitan Police.This photo is shocking - knives are on each step on either side of ...
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  • Press Release:In Churches Too - Domestic Abuse Happens To Churchgoers Press Release:In Churches Too - Domestic Abuse Happens To Churchgoers 21 March 2018 — Carolina Kuzaks-Cardenas — News

    We know that domestic abuse happens everywhere, in all communities. Churches are often assumed to be a place of refuge, but we wanted to test whether churches know how to respond and if they recognise it in their own congregations. This research is the first step in gathering evidence to help us understand how this widespread social problem affects churchgoers
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  • #MeToo - Why men must speak out more #MeToo - Why men must speak out more 08 February 2018 — Peter Grant — Blog

    This week we celebrated 100 years since (some!) women were given the vote here in the UK, but recent events have continued to shine a light on the uphill struggle women still face for empowerment. How should men be responding?

    We are pleased to publish a guest blog from Jack McQuibban, Public Affairs Adviser at Cruelty Free International.
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