We at HANX stand against gendered violence. Male violence hasn't just 'gone away' while we've been under lockdown and it's essential we keep the vital conversations around education, prevention, reporting systems and supporting survivors going in the fight to make the streets and our homes safer and challenge the criminal justice system to bring perpetrators to justice.
According to UN Women UK, "97% of women saying they have been sexually harassed and 80% of women of all ages said they had experienced sexual harassment in public spaces."
"1 in 3 women and girls experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, most frequently by an intimate partner." - UN Women
The reality of this month's events has resonated deep within our all-female team and so, we’ve compiled a bank of resources to support you, whatever your situation, however you need help.
Samaritans: Charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide.
Sistah Space: A community based, non-profit initiative created to bridge the gap between services for African heritage women and girls.
Refuge: The freephone, 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline.
Victim Support: The independent charity for people affected by crime and traumatic events in England and Wales.
The Survivors Trust: National Umbrella Organisation for Specialist Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Services.
Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline: A safe space for anyone to discuss anything, including sexuality, gender identity, sexual health and emotional well-being.
The Havens: Specialist centres in London for people who have been raped or sexually assaulted.
Galop: Supporting all LGBT+ people who experienced hate crime, domestic abuse or sexual violence:
Women’s Aid: A grassroots federation working together to provide life-saving services in England and build a future where domestic abuse is not tolerated:
Black Minds Matter UK: Connecting Black individuals and families with free mental health services — by professional Black therapists to support their mental health.
If you have resources you'd also like to share, please feel free to join the conversation over on our HANX Life forum and remember, you're not alone.