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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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Welcoming our new intern, Jess

This week Tender welcomed a new face to our team in the form of Jessica, our new intern.
We asked Jessica if she would be happy to share some thoughts on her first week in London and with us, and she very kindly obliged.

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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.
Olivia Colman presents Tender's BBC Radio 4 Appeal

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Olivia Colman presents Tender's BBC Radio 4 Appeal

On Valentine's Day, our patron Olivia Colman presented an appeal for us on BBC Radio 4.

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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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Welcoming new faces

Tender is happy to welcome three new placement students to the Tender team. Hear from them what they gained and learnt from their first day with Tender.

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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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Tender Delivers Training Around the Impact of Pornography on Young People

We all know the song: “Let’s talk about sex, baby. Let’s talk about pornography. Let’s talk about the fact that children aged 12-17 form the single largest group of online pornography consumers and what kind of an impact such early exposure is going to make on young people” (it’s catchy).

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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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International Day of the Girl Child

October the 11th is International Day of the Girl Child; a chance for us to celebrate the power of young girls and work on ways to improve the prospects of young girls around the world.

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Youth Programme Opportunities

Tender currently has some exciting opportunities available via our Youth Ambassadors Programme.

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

“Success will come when the societal attitude changes and not a single woman in America asks herself the question ‘What did I do?'” — Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States

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The Bridge Project Case Study

The Bridge Project works in schools to prevent violence through the promotion of healthy relationships.

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Till It Happens To You

This week Lady Gaga released a powerful video about sexual assault in Universities. The song was written for the documentary called “The Hunting Ground.” The video shows graphic situations of sexual assault committed against women in various situations.
Interview with Louise O’Neill

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Interview with Louise O’Neill

Rape, consent and victim blaming are terms that are talked about but are often misunderstood. In her new novel, ‘Asking For It,’ Louise O’Neill tackles these issues. She challenges the “two myths that [are] very dangerous in our culture; that of the perfect rape and that of the perfect victim.”
Tender: First Impressions

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Tender: First Impressions

My interest in domestic abuse and its prevention began a few years ago when I trained to become a listener for a suicide helpline. It wasn’t long before clear patterns began to emerge, with many different forms of abuse discussed in almost every call.
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