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    Power Imbalance & Domestic Violence – Tina Royles; Domestic Violence Expert and Relationship Specialist

    January 25, 2017

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    It’s not a new thing to say there is a massive power imbalance in domestic violence relationships because there has always been an imbalance, but what there STILL is, is a power imbalance in the way domestic violence is dealt with not necessarily within the Courts as a whole, but within the family and civil […]

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    Unscrupulous Landlords and Domestic Violence Victims – Tina Royles

    August 11, 2016

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    The below article from The Telegraph indicates the plight some victims of domestic violence/abuse face when they have built up the courage to leave their abusive relationship and then find themselves living in unacceptable conditions in accommodation that often isn’t fit for purpose, and landlords are taking advantage of the victims situation, vulnerability, and lack […]

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    I feel like I’m losing the will to live with Domestic Violence sometimes!

    February 18, 2016

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      Having worked in the arena of domestic violence for a quarter of a century now, I have seen the services, resources, tools and initiatives grow and improve, and I have seen the services, resources, tools and initiatives diminish in quality and quantity, and I have seen ideas go full circle several times over, I have seen […]

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    Helen Mirren on Age and Sexuality in Sexist Storm – Tina Royles

    September 16, 2015

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    Helen Mirren was giving a recent interview on Age and Sexuality to the Mail on Sunday’s You Magazine, and has because of a comment made in this been catapulted into a media frenzy around sexism. Some individuals on social media have also taken it upon themselves to criticise and ‘lay into’ Dame Helen just based […]

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    Top Human Rights Abuse: Domestic Violence -Tina Royles

    September 5, 2015

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    The outgoing sex discrimination commissioner in Australia Elizabeth Broderick has spoken out about domestic violence and has suggested that it is the top of the human rights abuses and is at its gravest epidemic proportions. Broderick is known for speaking out about discrimination and how it impedes and hinders women and has vowed to continue […]

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    Reading and Writing the Way to Stop Domestic Violence – Tina Royles

    August 24, 2015

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      What an interesting article below relating to Victoria’s approach to domestic violence. The victorian schools will stop spending time teaching religious instruction and spent it tackling respectful relationship education. So I know from personal experience as a former chair of a domestic violence partnership forum trying to get anything around domestic violence into schools […]

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    Sharing Your Story With the World – Tina Royles

    July 13, 2015

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    There has been a recent video which has gone viral on social media and has now been picked up by not only national news but international also, about a victim of domestic violence recording a video about a very recent incident of domestic violence and relaying that account. Now whilst I am an advocate for […]

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    Injection of Money for Refuges – Tina Royles

    July 12, 2015

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    George Osbourne has set aside an additional 3.2 million pounds to prevent further crisis for women’s refuges. Whilst this is welcome news, Women’s Aid CEO Polly Neate still thinks its not enough to stop some refuges across the country from struggling or indeed perhaps facing closure. The difficulty is that whenever there is an increase […]

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    Rise in Figures for Avon and Somerset – Tina Royles

    July 8, 2015

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      There is a never ending stream in the media of reports that figures are higher year on years in relation to domestic violence crimes reported and progressing through to prosecution. Whilst some go into immediate concern mode, I like Louise Rolfe; the Assistant Chief Constable and National Lead for domestic violence, take a positive […]

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    Legacy for Domestic Violence

    February 18, 2015

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    Legacy Something triggers in my mind A place to where I often find Myself drifting in and out Where I stay until I hear a shout My heart it feels so sad and heavy And yet I’m always at the ready It’s something that I have learnt to do If you were me you’d have […]

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