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Archive for the ‘Blog’ Category

CEO: Welcome to our Rosh Hashanah 2017 Newsletter!

18 September 2017
Welcome to our newsletter, I would like to start by wishing you a very Happy Rosh Hashanah. It has been a busy few months at Jewish Women’s Aid with some interesting developments over the last few months within the Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) sector.  I was delighted to hear the Queen prioritise the announcement of a Draft Domestic Violence and...
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Safer Dating endorsed by No.10

18 September 2017
We are very proud that our Safer Dating project has been recognised by Prime Minister Theresa May. In a meeting with the Jewish Leadership Council at No. 10 on September 6th 2017, a broad range of issues related to the Jewish community were discussed. The meeting celebrated the incredible contribution that the Jewish community makes to the country. Amongst these...
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JWA awarded Women’s Aid Quality Standard

07 July 2017
CHIEF EXECUTIVE NAOMI DICKSON & CLIENT SERVICES MANAGER KAREN LEWIS.... were presented with the certificate for achieving the Women's Aid Quality Standard for JWA's services. They received the certificate at Women's Aid's National Conference 2017 in Warwick. Naomi said: "I am very proud of the whole team for achieving this Quality Standard. It is a real mark...
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When is a kiss not a kiss?

21 December 2016
Vayishlach: when is a kiss not a kiss? by 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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JWA is recruiting!

16 December 2016
Jewish Women’s Aid is actively recruiting for: Volunteer Counsellors for our counselling service in Redbridge and North-West London and Volunteer Complementary Therapists in North-West London   Jewish Women’s Aid provides free support to Jewish women who are affected by domestic violence. We are looking for qualified counsellors (diploma level)...
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THE FEMICIDE CENSUS

09 December 2016
THE FEMICIDE CENSUS: Redefining an isolated incident Published by Women's Aid & Nia   'Recently, there was an online news article about a man who killed his estranged wife, and then committed suicide. We learned what age he was, what his job had been, and how he was a "kind, honest, hardworking man who loved his family". We didn't learn about her - the...
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Eikev

30 August 2016
Rewards and punishments, warnings, promises, storytelling, myth-making, along with shocking commands to mercilessly destroy entire peoples, and heart-rending reminders of how we forget the tender bonds of love with God and carelessly shatter our relationship with the divine for our own sense of powerful self. This is the domain of Ekev, this week’s parasha, a...
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Moving on

18 May 2016
We recently moved to a new head office. It was a pretty seamless move, as they go: well organised, good-humoured, with an excellent removals consultant and very obliging removal men. We spent many days packing and archiving, so that by the time we left we had seriously downsized our files and thrown out a huge amount of the "just in case" things we had kept for...
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What does IDEVAW mean to me?

30 November 2015
You asked me what IDEVAW means to me. I answer as follows……. I Dream Every Victim Awakens Wrath in all humankind and I Dare Everyone Violent to Acknowledge Wrongdoing and work to change. Domestic and sexual violence are human rights violations, perpetrated in the main by men who hate women and this hatred is nourished by culture, tradition and...
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Report it to Stop it

26 November 2015
As a young woman living in London, I have experienced public harassment and I know for a fact that I am not the only one. Indeed, on my way to work this morning I was approached at the bus stop and told I was ‘looking fine today’; perhaps a seemingly innocuous incident, but for me (and many other women) it felt like one instance of a long line of disturbing and...
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