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Archive for the ‘Blog’ Category

Sexual harassment in the Jewish community

11 March 2019
On International Women's Day, JWA's CEO Naomi Dickson has important news about the launch of a new service, on sexual harassment in Jewish communal organisations.   Has the #MeToo moment passed? Is it just a hashtag that captured a moment or has there been real change in how we deal with sexual harassment?  In partnership with the Board of Deputies...
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Have you heard about the frog that boiled?

27 February 2019
Joanne had been married for twelve years, and had got used to her husband’s constant put-downs. He had started, years ago, by calling her stupid, ugly and worthless. Now, after two children and multiple daily insults, she believed him. She felt that she couldn’t do anything without his approval, and that she was unable to hold down a job. Her self-esteem was...
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There’s Always More We Can Do

16 January 2019
Naomi Dickson, CEO of JWA writes a reflective report about the last 12 months and reasserts our important goals for the community. THIS BLOG ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN JLIFE MAGAZINE http://www.jlifemagazine.co.uk/jewish-womens-aid-naomi-dickson-jwa/ It’s been an interesting year – a year where #MeToo has continued to loom large and where its fallout has meant...
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How do you help a friend who’s living with domestic abuse?

26 November 2018
How do you help a friend who's living with domestic abuse? Blog by JWA CEO Naomi Dickson for IDEVAW2018 (first published as Latte Lounge guest blog) You’re at a coffee shop with a group of old, close friends. One of them turns to you and says ‘My relationship isn’t quite right’. You had suspected this for some time but hadn’t know how to broach it with...
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Vayishlach 24th November 2018

07 November 2018
Vayishlach: when is a kiss not a kiss? Lee Wax, Jewish Women’s Aid   Lovemaking that is also not lovemaking... Vayar otah…vayikach otah vayishkav otah vaye’aneiha saw her, took her, raped her and humiliated her Dinah, a young woman, who has gone out to see other women, is raped by Shechem. The language used matches the act: brutal, terse,...
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Naomi Dickson, JWA CEO, appointed to the Board of Women’s Aid

18 October 2018
We are very proud to announce that Naomi Dickson, CEO of JWA, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of Women's Aid. This is a great achievement for Naomi, and reflects the huge amount that she has done at JWA for the past 18 years and in the wider sector for ending VAWG (Violence Against Women & Girls). It is also a real recognition of the importance...
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Is This Progress? CEO Naomi Dickson on International Women’s Day 2018

09 March 2018
In the first two months of this year, seventy women have called Jewish Women's Aid (JWA) seeking help in their abusive relationships. This is double what we received in the same period last year. Seventy women who are being physically, mentally, sexually, financially and emotionally bullied, harassed and controlled in their intimate and closest relationships....
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Blog from CEO Naomi Dickson: With your help, we’ll make sure abuse is not tolerated

22 December 2017
‘ I just can’t believe that a nice Jewish boy would do something like that’ – this, from an older woman who’d attended a synagogue Rosh Chodesh group I’d been asked to speak at. I had given an overview of Jewish Women’s Aid, and told them the true story of a woman who we helped and who, like many others, credited JWA with her life and that of her...
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#MeToo – CEO Naomi Dickson on Sexual Harassment

19 October 2017
  Me too.  I stand together with the women who have come forward in solidarity, quoting #metoo, with those who have been sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein. Women who have been groped, ogled, stalked, cat-called, abused and raped.  Rather, they were victims of the sense of entitlement and privilege felt by some predatory men. I...
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9 amazing women do Tough Mudder!

28 September 2017
Not too late to donate! Virgin Money Giving | Fundraising | Ace Ladies fundraising page    Nine women of various degrees  of fitness decided back in April to challenge their minds and bodies and undertake a Tough Mudder. They trained tirelessly as a team with the help of Anna & Charlotte, Personal trainers and co-founders of ace Lifestyle...
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