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'Toxic Black Masculinity' and Domestic Violence

Youth Board member Saina explores whether black masculinity contributes to high levels of domestic violence in the black community

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'Consent' at the National Theatre: A Review

Youth Board member Kathryn Lincoln reviews the National Theatre's recent production of 'Consent' by Nina Raine

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Me and Tender

New intern Lucie shares her first impressions on joining the Tender team

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Giving Young People a Voice

During her internship, Laura has been supporting us with our Whole School Approach research - kindly funded by MOPAC - and sheds some light on the work involved.
An interview with #FreePeriods campaigner, Amika George

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An interview with #FreePeriods campaigner, Amika George

Tender speaks to 17-year-old Amika George about her inspiring campaign and petition for free sanitary products for girls receiving free school meals

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Why is FGM still a problem in Gambia, years after it was banned?

Youth Board member and intern, Saina Hydara, shares her thoughts on the ongoing challenges of criminalising FGM in practising countries: specifically, Gambia
Tender interviews actor Christopher Harper

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Tender interviews actor Christopher Harper

Upon hearing of an upcoming grooming storyline on Coronation Street, Daisy, Tender’s National Partnership Manager, met with actor Christopher Harper who plays the character of Nathan Curtis, a perpetrator of child sexual exploitation

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All young people to receive sex and relationship education at school

From the age of 4, young people will receive age appropriate lessons about healthy and respectful relationships

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#StickIt Campaign

Tender are thrilled to launch our new social media campaign, #StickIt, devised and managed by Tender Youth Board member and intern, Saina

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Welcome Hannah from Minnesota!

Joining Tender to prevent violence and abuse

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Thoughts on our Bromley Safeguarding Day

One of our Tender Youth Facilitators, Kathryn, reflects on a recent safeguarding day she supported Tender to deliver in Bromley.

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To make-up or not to make-up?

This month, Tender Youth Board member Rachel shares her thoughts on a recent incident on an episode of the X Factor...

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No one is born an abuser: Why and how schools need to take a more active role in teaching healthy relationships

A new blog from our Youth Board member and volunteer Tilly Bungard.

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Tender’s response to the House of Commons sexual violence in schools report

House of Commons Women & Equalities Committee Sexual Harassment and sexual violence in schools Report September 2016.

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Avoiding Abuse - Communication and support

How can we help prevent instances of abuse in relationships? Often times the answer to this question can be complex, but other situations can reveal opportunities for the prevention of abuse that involve nothing more than open discussion and mutual care in our communities. My summer was one of these instances.

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And many more! Exit blog - Tilly

And so my last day at Tender draws to a close and it feels like I’ve barely been here a week! Time flies and all. I’ve had a great time and will leave with fresh inspiration to change the lives of women and girls, motivation on how to do so using the arts, and excitement about new opportunities!

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Consent is a Three-Letter Word

This month, new Youth Board member Jazz Berry outlines the importance of true consent in a culture which still puts pressure on women and girls to agree to acts they are uncomfortable with.

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First Glimpses of Tender

Charity. Gender Equality. Women. Empowerment. Arts and crafts! My first two days at Tender have been full of these things. Babies. Women working together. Tea and biscuits galore. Vegan food. There might be many stereotypes that come to mind when we picture women working together for a non-for profit arts organisation, but I struggle to think of any that don’t incite a little smile. What’s not to love about a group of like-minded, empathetic, creative and kind women working together to fight for a cause that they are all passionate about.

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A response to ‘Cuttin’ It’ at the Young Vic

In Charlene James play Cuttin’ It hosted by Young Vic shares with us the seriousness of female genital mutilation and complications faced between this ancient practice and the reparations of this harmful matter through the experience of two 15-year-old Somalian school girls.

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'Firebird' Review

In February/March, Trafalgar Studios hosted a production called 'Firebird' by Phil Davies.
Produced by Tim Johanson and Hampstead Theatre Productions in assocation with The Children's Society, the show dealt with the awful and complex topic of child sexual exploitation, and played alongside the Children's Society's #SeriouslyAwkward campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the issue.
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