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Carter Reynolds and the Dark Side of Twitter

The social media obsession of today’s youth has created a vast network of teenage celebrities whose private lives are at the forefront of entertainment news. This can be a dark road for those who do not treat it with respect, as vine star, Carter Reynolds, has recently learned.

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Changes in Attitude. 'It Will Never Be Me'

All over the News and monthly 30minute Crime Watch shows In Britain we hear about domestic violence and abuse cases, typically towards younger women - as low as the ages of 13- who are vulnerable and think that controlling attitudes in relationships are of the norm or are trapped and cannot escape it.

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Leave, and stay gone

'You're most at risk of being killed when you try to leave'
There is a statement that so many domestic abuse victims can relate to. There is an ongoing issue regarding the number of woman that are struck by fear and too frightened to leave their abusers. According to statistics more women are killed by their partner AFTER they’ve separated rather than when they are living together, this is the main factor that restricts victims from leaving, the fear. The fear of getting caught, the fear of getting killed, the fear.
Empathy vs Sympathy

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Empathy vs Sympathy

Recently I was shown an animated video which made me seriously reflect on the difference between empathy and sympathy and how I engage with each of them. I’ve always known the differences in dictionary definitions between the two, but until it was laid out visually for me, I hadn’t realised just how important these differences are.

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Tender Gets Intergenerational with Camden

This past week, Tender sent facilitators to participate in Camden's Intergenerational Week. We asked our younger participants to write letters to their future selves, and our more mature participants to write letters to their younger selves. The letters were to offer advice about relationships and we got some incredible responses! We wanted to share some wonderful excerpts.
Olivia Colman and Rufus Norris To Participate in Q&A for Tender

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Olivia Colman and Rufus Norris To Participate in Q&A for Tender

We are thrilled to announce that Olivia Colman and Rufus Norris will be participating in a Q&A following a screening of their new film London Road at the Peckhamplex!

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Parting Thoughts From A Tender Volunteer

As I wrap up my last few weeks in London, I have been trying to reflect on the multitude of experiences I’ve been lucky enough to have. Most have been good (sunny London is a dream come true), some not so good (the tube at rush hour), but my experience at Tender has been truly life-changing.

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Not A Women's Issue

Why Domestic Violence isn’t a “Women’s Issue
In Britain, as in America, election season is beginning to get underway. We’ll hear candidates pontificate about everything from taxes to Ukraine to healthcare and all of the issues in between. Many will also reaffirm their commitments to “women’s” issues like domestic violence and sexual assault awareness. While it’s always good to hear politicians speak up about these underrepresented yet very pressing issues, it’s time to stop calling them “women’s issues”.

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*POSITION FILLED* Job Vacancy at Tender

Education Manager
Full- time, salary: £28K - £29.5K dependent on experience, London-based.

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Justice and International Women's Day 2015

*trigger warning* Last night, I watched the BBC documentary India’s Daughter, which is the chilling tale of Jyoti Singh, a young medical student who was punished for having the gall to be outside her home at 8:30 by being gang-raped and murdered. It’s shocking and terrible, but the worst part is that violence against women is so, so common.

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Tender Issues Statement On The End of Page 3

Tender was pleased to learn that The Sun appears to have dropped ‘Page 3’.
While we know that this won’t mean the end of the objectification of women in The Sun or the media in general, it is important to step back and take a moment to celebrate the result of decades of campaigning that started with Clare Short and have been continued by Lucy Anne Holmes and No More Page 3.

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Thoughts On The Signing Of Ched Evans

Our Communications and Training Coordinator, Rebecca, was so upset to learn that Oldham Athletic Football Club seems to be moving forward with signing Ched Evans, she put pen to paper. We thought we would give it a share.

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TENDER LECTURE KEY SPEAKER ANNOUNCED

OLIVIA COLMAN CONFIRMS INVOLVEMENT IN TENDER ANNUAL LECTURE - AS CLARE SHORT IS ANNOUNCED AS KEY SPEAKER - Keir Starmer to present

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Tender Welcomes New Patron Olivia Colman

Supporting Tender’s Work Preventing Domestic and Sexual Violence
Tender is proud to announce that Olivia Colman has been named a Patron of the organisation.

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Thoughts From A Camden Volunteer

A blog entry excerpt from one of Tender's Camden Volunteers, a group of young people working in the office and receiving training to deliver Tender workshops to their peers.

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#BeAMate Competition Launches

Tender has paired with Postcards for Peace for an exciting new Design Competition!! Our work across the UK has taught us that the majority of young people experiencing an unhealthy relationship will talk to a friend instead of a parent, teacher, or police officer.

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Make Us Your Charity Of The Year

"It was one of the best things I've seen students do in almost 40 years of teaching- really moving and highly effective." - Assistant Head, Wallington Grammar

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Universities, Responsibility, and Lad Culture

A response to the NUS survey on 'Lad Culture' by Tender's Communications and Training Coordinator Rebecca.

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Festival Fun...and Safe?

I am a massive fan of live music. I go to gigs, acoustic sessions, open mics and I am an avid festival goer. This year I have been lucky enough to attend three large festivals in the UK.

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Tender's Director Speaks Out About Digital Abuse and #StandUpWorldCup

A rather odd thing happened as I sat down to write the final draft of my response to the negative comments on the YouTube page of our #StandUpWorldCup campaign, designed to raise awareness of domestic violence during football tournaments. I realised that a very large spider was sitting on the wall by the computer regarding me as I started to type. In general I am not bothered by spiders, happy for them to go about their business, apart from the really big ones that actually make a noise as they walk across your living room floor. This was the big kind. I went to find a glass, carefully covered the creature and, with my handwritten draft of this comment piece, captured him deftly and returned him to the great outdoors. I hope we won’t cross paths again and we both came off unscathed by our mutual disregard for one another.
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