Fair Play For Women film and report: Women need male-free spaces to recover from male violence.

We’re proud to launch our first film, ReBirth, accompanied by a groundbreaking new report featuring first-hand interviews with managers and users of female-only services.     A woman’s trauma response doesn’t care how someone identifies. A woman who has had a male towering over and threatening her, been battered by a male

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Sign up here to add your name to this open letter from female survivors of male violence to women’s organisations

Fair Play For Women would like to ask our supporters to read and share the open letter written by  Fovas*; a group of female survivors of male violence. Click here to read the letter: Open letter from female survivors of male violence to women’s organisations (*Fovas stands for Female-Only, Violence

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#MeToo

What is the experience of growing up as a female in a sexist society and why does it matter? Like it or not, the experience of physical violence and sexual abuse IS very different between males and females. Males are overwhelmingly the perpetrators. It’s a fact. Not every male, but

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Everyday sexual assaults – one woman’s timeline

#MeToo – One woman’s lifetime in everyday sexual assaults. There have been too many to count, so these are some that stuck in my mind. There’s nothing special about me: all women suffer everyday sexual assaults, and many get it far worse. This isn’t inevitable – men can be better; plenty of men are. I try to figure out why so many men are predators, and how women are trained to put up with it. (Medium-long read, with lots of pictures.)

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Domestic violence: some men ARE like that

Serious, harmful and on-going domestic violence – women don’t do it too. 90% is committed by men. Some men are like that: 2 women a week in the UK are murdered by their male partners. Escaping “the dominator” takes a great deal of courage, and research shows women need safe environment where there will be no men. They won’t seek help if males are present. Exclusionary? Yes. Women’s lives are at stake. More information & advice here.

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Defending abusers helps no-one

Alan Carr doubtless feels he’s being loyal to old friend Justin Lee Collins, who was convicted of domestic abuse. Very often the abuser, the person using violence or emotional abuse to batter their partner, uses friends as part of his armoury. They provide a convenient smokescreen behind which to hide the abuser’s true nature. Women’s Aid reports 2 women a week are murdered by their partners in the UK. Police receive a domestic abuse call every 30 seconds.

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