Well what a week! On Tuesday I was invited to present The Protection Of Victims Act 2014 and the SAFE Campaigns to the Cheshire branch of Your Housing to meet with Community Safety Officers and the team. I have since received an email via my Chair Henry O'Carroll from Peter Harrison who says:
"To have some one address us who has had first hand experience of dealing with a perpetrator and the barriers that they then experience with organisations acts as a great reminder to staff about remembering we need to be customer focused.
I have many ideas floating around in my grey matter and I am on a mission.
The Protection Of Victims Act 2014 is now with the Criminal & Victims Policy Department at the Ministry Of Justice and every day the support grows. Eve's Law is an umbrella for change, a change that is needed badly.
Every week 2 women are murdered by a partner or ex partner, this figure has not changed in over 30 years and lets not forget the men who are also victims of domestic violence and abuse and the 100's and 1000's of children that are spending the most important years of their lives surrounded by violence and abuse.
A Force To Be Reckoned With-
A Revolutionary Method Of Empowerment.
Written By The Founder Of A Force To Be Reckoned With.
Some of you may follow us on social media, while others may have visited
the website and or seen our promotional film- but what is A Force To Be
The purpose of this blog is to both give you a short explanation of the
campaign and its objectives, and possibly a glimpse of the woman behind
I would never describe myself as having had a "hard life", for I have
I hope you are all enjoying your weekend, the sun is shining here in Bolton and my daffodils are budding, I think spring is on the way.
A very wonderful lady who I met on Twitter Jane Evans has wrote a book "How Are You Feeling Today Baby Bear?" Jane is a trauma parenting specialist and trainer and she has wrote this amazing book to help children who have lived with violence at home.
" Baby Bear lives in a home with the Big Bears and loves to chase butterflies and make mud pies - they make Baby Bear's tummy fill with sunshine.
AN APOLOGY - EVEN THO THAT DON'T CUT IT!
So I have been asked to write this guest blog by Eve
after a conversation I have been having with her over the last few days. You
see I made a confession to Eve which startled me and also made me ashamed and
shocked as to the person I have been for most of my adult life.
I am one of those men that Eve campaigns so passionately
to stop. I recognised myself in the words Eve wrote and the descriptions of the
behaviours' displayed. This was I would like to add over twenty years ago and
after my first relationship where I took on the role of bully, manipulator and
controller, I did not date for over 15 years after this relationship because,
one I was scared and two I was too busy getting myself punished for what I had
Guest blog by the Founder of A Force To Be Reckoned With
Justice is a term with which most are familiar, the associated notions
and principals have slowly infiltrated our daily lives, alas true
understanding appears to be at an all time low.
How many of us have actually attempted to take our considerations beyond
the word itself, and considered justice in its multifaceted complexity?
Let us move to examine justice in its most accepted and recognised form-
the legal system.
Here the reactionary nature of justice is conspicuous, for one must
Mummy C wrote this blog in a bid to try and make some sense out of the Criminal Justice System and anti molestation process. It was originally postedhereand I have full permission from the author to publish as a guest blog.
Escaped? Not so fast mama...
It's pretty common knowledge, that abusers use the court systems to get to their victims. After all, it's all about control, and how better to control an ex partner, who has escaped from you, than use the law to ensure she is in a certain place at a certain time.
A DARK TALE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
This Bitch Will Fight
You think you can lock
And throw away the key.
Subliminally bully me into submission,
to my knees.
You think you still scare me,
Maybe once but not now,
horrendous show is over,
Go on and take a bow.
What do you see when you look in
Do you see a man that is morally poor?
A man that suppresses a
sadness so deep,
A man that possesses a need to keep
I have full permission of the victim who shall be called Jane for reference purposes only. I shall not name the police force concerned with this incident but an email will follow
During the Christmas/New Year period an abuser launched an harassment campaign along with his new girlfriend on twitter, the victim who we had already been signposted came to me for guidance. I signposted once again and directed to a gentleman who I knew could assist, the advise - warn, screenshot (evidence), block, report.
I hope after you read this statement that you sign the petition which can be foundhere.
I know we have anEarly Day Motion
thanks to the intervention of Shadow Minister of Justice Dan Jarvis MP and Rob Flello MP but we cannot afford to be complacent. Eve's Law and Eve's Marker is common sense and has the potential to protect so many victims not just those of domestic violence/abuse.
We are meeting again with the Ministry Of Justice in the New Year and again would like to thank Prime Minister David Cameron and Rt.