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1 month ago

So excited to announce our first Manx Powerlifting corporate sponsor.We are incredibly grateful for their donation, helping to make athletes dreams come true Space 4 Action Isle of ManSpace 4 Action is a social enterprise working to raise awareness, improve understanding and increase support for people experiencing Domestic Abuse on the Isle of Man. As a Social Enterprise we combine the professionalism and specialist expertise of a business with the humanitarian aims of a charity. We are passionate about creating change because Domestic Abuse is one of the most harmful social problems in every community, affecting 1:3 women, 1:6 men, and their children. Our goal is to champion the needs of all people affected by abuse, ensuring that their voice is heard, and their safety is paramount.As part of our work, we highlight the injustices faced by all victim-survivors, but especially by those of us who are female, because Domestic abuse is a gendered crime. Female victims are not only the majority but experience abuse for longer, endure more repeat assaults and face additional barriers to leaving.We want women on this Island who are experiencing abuse to know their own inner strength and resilience, to reclaim control of their lives and choices and to know that it is possible to be survivors, not “victims”. Survivors gain strength from being part of a community of women who support and empower one another, valuing one another’s strengths and gaining a powerful voice for change. Space 4 Action are proud to sponsor Manx Powerlifting which embodies powerful, resilient women, working together as a team and pushing the boundaries of what is possible.www.space4action.info/ ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

As part of our work, we run the Own My Life course with women who have been subjected to abuse. The course is an innovative, creative, educational 12-week course, with the potential of a 6-week follow-on course. It enables them to regain ownership of their lives after they have been in a relationship with an abuser. Using multi-media content to show messages within popular culture that reinforce or perpetuate sexism, rape culture, violence, disrespect in relationships and abusive behaviour, the course videos explain complex concepts in easy to understand terms. The Own My Story journal provides participants with all the ideas, key concepts and content from the course with space for reflection and notes. At the end of the course, if it is safe to do so, participants can take their journal away to continue their learning and reflection.We are delighted that many professionals have spoken to us about referring women onto the course, and we want to ensure as many women as possible can get access to it. However, we also want to ensure that professionals know what the course entails and can effectively explain how the course may be useful to women that they work with. Therefore, we are offering a Taster Day for professionals to explain more about the course, enable professionals to experience how the course works and provide you with information about how you can refer women in. Only those who have completed the Taster Day are able to refer women into the Own My Life course.The details for our next Taster Day are:DATE: Friday 19th August 2022TIME: 10am – 4.30pmLOCATION: Illiam Dhoon House, 2 Circular Road, DouglasCOST: Currently subsidised – FREEPlease note we do not provide lunch and would ask that you bring your own. Tea, Coffee, and biscuits will be on offer.4action.infoAs part of our work, we run the Own My Life course with women who have been subjected to abuse. The course is an innovative, creative, educational 12-week course, with the potential of a 6-week follow-on course. It enables them to regain ownership of their lives after they have been in a relationship with an abuser. Using multi-media content to show messages within popular culture that reinforce or perpetuate sexism, rape culture, violence, disrespect in relationships and abusive behaviour, the course videos explain complex concepts in easy to understand terms. The Own My Story journal provides participants with all the ideas, key concepts and content from the course with space for reflection and notes. At the end of the course, if it is safe to do so, participants can take their journal away to continue their learning and reflection.We are delighted that many professionals have spoken to us about referring women onto the course, and we want to ensure as many women as possible can get access to it. However, we also want to ensure that professionals know what the course entails and can effectively explain how the course may be useful to women that they work with. Therefore, we are offering a Taster Day for professionals to explain more about the course, enable professionals to experience how the course works and provide you with information about how you can refer women in. Only those who have completed the Taster Day are able to refer women into the Own My Life course.The details for our next Taster Day are:DATE: Friday 19th August 2022TIME: 10am – 4.30pmLOCATION: Illiam Dhoon House, 2 Circular Road, DouglasCOST: Currently subsidised – FREEPlease note we do not provide lunch and would ask that you bring your own. Tea, Coffee, and biscuits will be on offer.To book into the Taster Day or if you would like any further information please email us on contact@space4action.info ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Whoah go on Herts Police!This is the second charge of Non Fatal Strangulation by them! 👏🏻Well done Herts Police ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Well done to the UK Legislation and Herts Police, finally non-fatal strangulation within domestic abuse is being treated with the seriousness it deserves and as a criminal offence. How long until the Isle of Man justice system follows suit?Whoah go on Herts Police!This is the second charge of Non Fatal Strangulation by them! 👏🏻Well done Herts Police ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

Timeline photos“I lived in a world where I felt like I was treading on eggshells every time I came home. I felt worthless and honestly trapped. I didn’t know how to get out of the situation and didn’t want to admit to my family the predicament I was in. I finally got out of the relationship. It took years of counseling to get myself to where I am now and be in the position to have a normal healthy relationship.” Claire, ScotlandVerbal abuse crushes a victim’s self esteem. Shame grows in insecurity and self-doubt, preventing victims from reaching out to friends and family for support.We must end the stigma against verbal abuse survivors and say #NOMOREVerbalAbuse NOMOREVerbalAbuse.org ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

The Broader Implications of the Kim-Kanye-Pete Situation ... See MoreSee Less
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7 months ago

Can you remember what you were doing this time six years ago? Many survivors were stuck with the same abuser that has them trapped right now.In our new report, we found that the average length of an abusive relationship is six years. Six years of unsettlement & fear...and a lifetime of lasting trauma.We want to make sure that women don’t experience abuse a minute longer. If you need support, please reach out to us ⬇️www.womensaid.org.uk/information-support/Read our newly published domestic abuse report — looking at the work of domestic services in England and the experiences of women who use them ➡️ t.co/lMyfEJtnBZ ... See MoreSee Less
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7 months ago

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7 months ago

We enjoyed a really good training session with government employees last week: www.linkedin.com/posts/linda-wheeler-10581523_an-enthralling-and-truly-enlightening-session-activ... ... See MoreSee Less
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7 months ago

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7 months ago

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8 months ago

Timeline photosHappy Birthday to Rosa Parks! 🥳️ 🎉 🎂"To bring about change, you must not be afraid to take the first step. We will fail when we fail to try." Rosa Parks ... See MoreSee Less
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8 months ago

There are some brilliant organisations across Scotland who specialise in supporting the LGBTQ+ community and survivors. We’ve updated the signposting on our website – find resources here: bit.ly/SWAUsefulLinks ... See MoreSee Less
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9 months ago

Timeline photos🙌 🙌 We are so proud of our Patron Melanie Brown, who has been recognised with an MBE in the New Year Honours List for her unwavering commitment to supporting survivors and raising awareness of domestic abuse.💬 Melanie shares: “This has taken so long to sink in because it means so much to me - more than anyone will ever know. It’s such mixed emotions. To go through such dark times and then to start coming into the light and speaking out for myself and other women has been at times incredibly painful but also unbelievably empowering. I feel I’m accepting this award on behalf of all women who have gone through — or going through — abuse in all its shapes and forms. I am so grateful not just to be a survivor but to have a platform to keep speaking out as Patron of Women’s Aid.”Melanie has bravely spoken up about her own experiences of abuse, which has informed her work as our Patron. Joining us in November 2018, she has dedicated herself tirelessly to working with us and supporting survivors. ❤️ Please join us in congratulating Melanie on a truly deserved accolade — one we know will mean so much to her. ... See MoreSee Less
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9 months ago

How lovely! Space 4Action has received a Christmas card from the new Lieutenant Governor and his wife: ... See MoreSee Less
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9 months ago

Happy Friday. I ❤️👇🏼 ... See MoreSee Less
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9 months ago

The wonderful (and modest) Professor Evan Stark who first identified "Coercive Control". His presentation a couple of years ago at the UK Coercive Control Conference was excellent: ... See MoreSee Less
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10 months ago

Lundy Bancroft wrote "Why Does He Do That?" - the "bible on Domestic Abuse, should be a really interesting event:Lundy Bancroft will be joining me on a live webinar, Thursday 13th January 2022 @ 6.30pm UK time.‘The family court system across the continent has become the moral equivalent of a slave trade’ - Lundy Bancroft!Tickets £15 email to book a place.rachel.williams@sutda.org ... See MoreSee Less
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10 months ago

We were recently truly honoured to receive one of the annual charitable donations given by AFD Software, the Postcode People. AFD put on an inspiring evening with presentations from 3 of the beneficiaries, including Isle of Play - another great local cause. There was also music from Ramsey Town Band, another organisation who had received a donation. We had also just received our Isle of Man Excellence Awards Finalist Trophy (pictured). ... See MoreSee Less
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10 months ago

Lundy Bancroft will be joining me on a live webinar, Thursday 13th January 2022 @ 6.30pm UK time.‘The family court system across the continent has become the moral equivalent of a slave trade’ - Lundy Bancroft!Tickets £15 email to book a place.rachel.williams@sutda.org ... See MoreSee Less
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10 months ago

I am angry. ... See MoreSee Less
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