While the Home Office crisis grant funding runs out on the 31 October, Respect has secured additional funding to continue operating extended opening hours on the Men’s Advice Line and Respect Phoneline for 1-30 November, thanks to the Scottish Government.
ALDCS, London council, Respect and SafeLives have secured funding from MOPAC to support the delivery of an early interventions programmed for those who are at risk of perpetrating domestic abuse within families already in contact with social services.
As the government works on its Comprehensive Spending Review 2020, we’ve joined 25 other sector organisations in writing to the government to call for investment in responses to domestic abuse and sexual violence, that are equal to the enormous scale of the challenge.
Designate Domestic Abuse Commissioner for England and Wales, Nicole Jacobs, joined Respect's accredited members' forum to find out more about our work and what we think her office’s next steps should be.
The Respect Phoneline is launching a new social media campaign on the message #Abuse. Let’s #DrawTheLine to encourage perpetrators of domestic abuse to recognise their abusive behaviours and to reach out for support to change.
Last Friday, HOPE Training invited Respect back to join their talk on Male Victims from Black, African, Asian and other Minoritised Ethnic Heritage communities. Ippo Panteloudakis, Respect’s Head of Services, shared insight from the Men’s Advice Line on ethnically minoritised male victims of domestic abuse.
HOPE Training and Consultancy, supported by HARM Network, Dr Olumide Adisa and Sarah Wigley Associates, are sparking discussions about domestic and sexual abuse and its impact on survivors in Black and Minority Ethnic Communities during Covid-19 through regular Zoom calls. The calls are hosted by Meena Kumari, bringing together frontline workers, activists, survivors, academics and policy makers.
Barbican curatorial assistant, Chris Bayley, breaks down his views on the social expectations of masculinity and how society can benefit from accepting the existence of multiple masculinities, alongside the Barbican’s exhibition, Masculinities: Liberation Through Photography. Chris believes that by challenging narrow definitions of masculinity, and gender more broadly, we can open conversations on social stigmas that tell men it’s wrong to show emotions or vulnerabilities.
Respect are recruiting 5 new Trustees. As a Trustee you will have the opportunity to shape the future of a unique charity and work with other Trustees and the staff team to ultimately help us reach our goal of ending domestic abuse.