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Maryam Hassan - Standing Up

Our latest 'Standing Up' blog comes from Maryam who has been spending her midterm break working to help out Tender.

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3 Ways He Held Her At Gunpoint

Tender youth ambassador and regular blogger Erica McKoy writes her response to Leslie Morgan Steiner's Ted Talk 'Why domestic violence victims don't leave'. You can watch the Ted Talk by clicking the image at the end of the post.

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Tender's Erica Sits Down With Actor Bill Ward

Tender Youth Board member Erica McKoy speaks to Bill Ward about why he is an advocate of domestic violence prevention.

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Time to change the headlines

As I got onto the train this morning, I came face to face with an issue of The Metro on the seat in front of me. A giant headline in bold print, “Rape: The figures that shame Britain.” What I found was a short article illustrating some pretty abysmal statistics. Of the estimated 473,000 instances of sexual offences that occurred this past year in the UK, less than 54,000 were recorded by police, and of those recorded only 5,620 resulted in convictions.

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Ten for Tender Pledge Ideas

At our City Hall event, Youth Board members Hannah and Andre invited guests to think of their own ideas for pledging Ten for Tender.

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The Ten for Tender launch at City Hall

On November 27th, Tender and MOPAC hosted an event to launch the Ten for Tender Campaign.
Seventeen vs. Rookie: A Look at Two Very Different Teenage Guides to Life

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Seventeen vs. Rookie: A Look at Two Very Different Teenage Guides to Life

The #1 article on the Seventeen Magazine website right now is titled "20 Things You Shouldn’t Say to Him." Following this title is the wisdom of real and “attractive” teen boys, filling in the blank for “I hate it when a girl…” with answers like “cries,” “burps,” “talks about her problems,” and my personal favourite, from Leo age 17, “Doesn’t have confidence in herself.” Now Leo, why on earth would a girl not have confidence in herself, especially after reading articles like these and flipping through teen magazines that flaunt unrealistic body images and unattainable clothes and products?

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National Partnership Programme

Essex Relate
Our final collaboration brings a new field of expertise to our mix of partners. Relate North Essex and East Herts offers counselling and training for individuals, couples, families and young people.

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National Partnership Programme:

Peer Productions
We are proud to announce that Peer Productions, a unique youth arts training company, will now also be one of Tender’s National Partners.

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Soft Touch Arts
Soft Touch was established in 1986 and has since become a celebrated participatory arts and community development organisation, working in and around Leicester. Tender are really excited to announce that over the next three years one of the many new ventures they will be rolling out through the Leicestershire region is Tender’s Healthy Relationships project.

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Liverpool John Moores University
Tender is really excited to announce that Liverpool John Moores University is one of our new national partners.

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Tender launches the National Partnership Programme, with support from the Big Lottery fund.

Tender’s Healthy Relationship’s project is going national! We have teamed up with four organisations from across England to deliver Tender’s Healthy Relationships model to over 90 secondary schools throughout the UK over the next three years.

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Bold and Bald: A Unique Protest Against Domestic Violence

American news anchor Jai Cunningham’s personal response to domestic violence is a moving event to witness. One of the biggest struggles in trying to raise awareness about domestic crime is that people often have the idea that it is none of their business.

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Tender Choices Project Goes Viral

Do you ever watch a movie and wish you could decide how it ends? Sometimes you just want to shake the characters and give them some friendly advice, like please don’t go into that old abandoned building all by yourself, or don’t fall for him, he’s not worth it.

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The Internship Part Two

Over a month has gone by since I arrived here in London and already I feel so comfortable in this city and working here at Tender. This internship has proved to be an eye-opening and inspiring experience. Here are a couple things I have been up to.

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If a friend is experiencing abuse

In response to a few recent requests for information about what to do if your friend is experiencing an unhealthy relationship, Tender Campaign Manager Doireann Larkin has written a post with some things to c

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No Woman Should Be Missed Out

When I started running the Women’s Project at Asylum Aid eight years ago, I was surprised to find out how women are treated in the asylum system. Previously I had worked at Victim Support and I knew there had been lots of progress made in how the police and Crown Prosecution Service worked with women who reported rape or domestic violence. There were even new laws to support them.

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Yvette Cooper Speaks up for Sex Education

In the midst of the Labour Party Conference going on this week, Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper made a stand for having mandatory sex education in all schools for both young men and women and "including zero tolerance of violence in relationships" (BBC news).

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My Body is Not Public Property

When the word abuse is tossed around, most people immediately think of physical acts like slapping and hitting or verbal attacks such as yelling or threats. However, if someone takes an inappropriate picture of a woman without her knowledge or consent and posts it on the internet for the public to see, is it a form of abuse? How does it affect a woman's image and reputation?
Second Week in London, First Week at Tender

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Second Week in London, First Week at Tender

Hello! I am Ruby, the brand new intern here at Tender. It is hard to believe that only two weeks ago I was getting on a plane to leave my hometown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, with nothing but a huge backpack and a purse stuffed with maps, books and travel guides. I am taking a gap year after completing two years at Oberlin College in order to travel and work overseas. Since I arrived I have stayed a week in a hostel, found a flat and moved in, explored quite a bit of the city, and I have spent four days starting my internship here. It is incredible when I think about how much I have already done and learned.
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