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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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Revenge Pornography - Our Youth Board speaks out

Today, the BBC released the findings of an investigation into revenge pornography which show that victims as young as 11 have been targeted. Here are some thoughts from our Youth Ambassador Hannah-Lily Lanyon.

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Catcalling

Written by Tender Youth Board member Liana
Catcalling genuinely makes my blood boil.

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A member of Tender's Youth Board shares their views of the New Year's Eve Cologne attacks and their aftermath

For many, New Year’s Eve is a time of celebration, where friends and family come together to commemorate the passing of a year and ultimately fumble into the next.

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Gender Inequality in the UK - The Pay Gap

Whether you are Rebecca, Mary or Suzanne, it is frightening to say that you have diminishing chances to be in the top jobs in the UK in comparison with Mark, John and Nick.

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Lad Culture During Freshers

For many, Freshers is a time to celebrate; it brings together strangers in a totally new environment, allows for independent living and all this whilst drinking yourself silly and wearing outrageous fancy dress (minus the thought of waking up at the crack of dawn in last nights clothes with a mouth full of beer-breath and regret for a 10AM lecture).

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The Problem With Safety Online

Apps and social media websites are places where stalking, harassment and abuse run rampant.

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My First Day at Tender

Since hearing of Tender almost three years ago I have been a member of the Tender youth board, helped with fundraising, projects, events and trained with Tender as one of their peer mentors and youth facilitators. However, never before have I volunteered in the office for an extended period of time...until now!
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