Our founder Vickie was invited by Women @ Syngenta to give a presentation/training on Coercive control and the impacts on the individual as well as the workplace on 30th November. We were delighted to be able to provide an overview of the realities and impacts on both the individual as well as the workplace.
It was great to meet all and so many attending from all over the country, Coercive control is sadly still little understood yet appears in most abusive relationships and is not limited to intimate partner it can be a colleague, boss, friend, family member etc so again providing some awareness really is essential to helping call it out and support those subjected from the earliest stage possible. It is so important to highlight as coercive control has been a crime since 2015 yet it remain hard to explain and evidence, so we were delighted to cover this topic.
The women @ syngenta group cover many amazing topics in their groups and we were honoured to be able to provide a presentation and training with ideas on how to best strengthen policies and procedures, it was also great to hear that they have lots already implemented to support staff and colleagues.
We look forward to working with Syngenta again in the future, for their glowing feedback and thank them again for the opportunity.
Quote form Syngenta “On behalf of Women @ Syngenta , Thank you so much for a great presentation this morning on what is a very sensitive, emotional and difficult topic. We had over 100 attendees at the peak of the webinar and some great comments / questions were sent through. As a team we will follow up and get some feedback – maybe we can persuade you to come back in the future for a deeper dive on a specific topic”
Money raised will be used to;
- Purchase ‘ring door bells’. This simple camera device enables survivors to communicate to people at the front door without the need to open it. This is particularly important for survivors whose perpetrator may turn up at their home
- Support the running of our Sanctuary Groups. These free, independent, survivor led groups offer a safe, confidential space for survivors to talk openly without judgement and to meet others in their situation for mutual support and friendship.
It is estimated that 1 in 3 women, 1 in 5 children and 1 in 6 men will be affected by domestic abuse in their lifetime
Every 2 km will represent a female killed as a result of domestic violence and every 12.5 km a male killed*