Women’s groups in anti-violence campaign

WOMEN’S groups from across Bolton will take part in a series of events in support of an international campaign to eradicate violence against women.

The ‘16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence’ campaign, which runs until December 10, is also being supported by Bolton Council and Bolton at Home.

An exhibition has been organised to raise awareness of the issue.

About 15 women’s groups will decorate pairs of shoes and attach messages of support for victims of gender violence. The shoes are being turned into an exhibit called Take The First Step, which will go on display at the Bolton One Stop Shop and Bolton Library during December.

A networking event for the women’s groups involved in the project is being held on December 10 to celebrate the achievements of the campaign. Bolton groups taking part in the campaign include: Breighmet Library Women’s Group, British Red Cross WISP (Women’s Integration Support Project), Bright Meadows Children’s Centre, Leverhulme Women’s Group, Christine Partington House Women’s Group, Wellfield community Support Group, Targeted Youth Support, Just For Girls, Get Ripped For Girls, Bolton Solidarity Community Association, Access Refugee and Asylum Seekers Women’s Group, SafeHaven – Thank Goodness it’s Friday, Fortalice Women’s Group, Foxes of the Fold, and Johnson Fold.

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4:08pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Reality50 says...

While I would support this totally,what about the violence against men? Around 20% of domestic violence is against men. Also it seems much of these kind of groups who campaign against this are feminist or men hating groups.All domestic violence should be eradicated but these campaigners would get more respect if they was against ALL domestic violence rather than being selective.
While I would support this totally,what about the violence against men? Around 20% of domestic violence is against men. Also it seems much of these kind of groups who campaign against this are feminist or men hating groups.All domestic violence should be eradicated but these campaigners would get more respect if they was against ALL domestic violence rather than being selective. Reality50

4:13pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Reality50 says...

Also how many of these groups are funded by the council or lottery? Why do women need all these groups in just one town? Men never have these groups and if they did they would be called sexist. 15 groups most of which have women in their titles. Let me make this clear I am against all domestic violence and the bullies need to be punished however looking at the plethora of groups involved I suspect many are public funded and run by left wing extremists. Hope I am wrong.
Also how many of these groups are funded by the council or lottery? Why do women need all these groups in just one town? Men never have these groups and if they did they would be called sexist. 15 groups most of which have women in their titles. Let me make this clear I am against all domestic violence and the bullies need to be punished however looking at the plethora of groups involved I suspect many are public funded and run by left wing extremists. Hope I am wrong. Reality50

6:45pm Tue 27 Nov 12

steveG says...

Tyrone took one hell of a beating last night.
Tyrone took one hell of a beating last night. steveG

12:42am Wed 28 Nov 12

macauley says...

what about all the abuse men get,because it does go on a lot.FACT.
what about all the abuse men get,because it does go on a lot.FACT. macauley

10:34am Wed 28 Nov 12

Hough64 says...

Reality50 wrote:
Also how many of these groups are funded by the council or lottery? Why do women need all these groups in just one town? Men never have these groups and if they did they would be called sexist. 15 groups most of which have women in their titles. Let me make this clear I am against all domestic violence and the bullies need to be punished however looking at the plethora of groups involved I suspect many are public funded and run by left wing extremists. Hope I am wrong.
Have you looked around for any of these groups? Because I can assure you there are plenty. Go onto the Mankind website and you will find plenty of links to lead you there. As for saying these groups are full of feminists and man haters, that is a disgusting thing to say. I hope to God you never have to go through anything like that because with an attitude like yours you will get very little sympathy. You have come across as a male chauvinist pig and a woman hater. Well done!!
[quote][p][bold]Reality50[/bold] wrote: Also how many of these groups are funded by the council or lottery? Why do women need all these groups in just one town? Men never have these groups and if they did they would be called sexist. 15 groups most of which have women in their titles. Let me make this clear I am against all domestic violence and the bullies need to be punished however looking at the plethora of groups involved I suspect many are public funded and run by left wing extremists. Hope I am wrong.[/p][/quote]Have you looked around for any of these groups? Because I can assure you there are plenty. Go onto the Mankind website and you will find plenty of links to lead you there. As for saying these groups are full of feminists and man haters, that is a disgusting thing to say. I hope to God you never have to go through anything like that because with an attitude like yours you will get very little sympathy. You have come across as a male chauvinist pig and a woman hater. Well done!! Hough64

10:35am Wed 28 Nov 12

Hough64 says...

macauley wrote:
what about all the abuse men get,because it does go on a lot.FACT.
Yes it does, and there is also lots of help for them out there.
[quote][p][bold]macauley[/bold] wrote: what about all the abuse men get,because it does go on a lot.FACT.[/p][/quote]Yes it does, and there is also lots of help for them out there. Hough64

12:22pm Wed 28 Nov 12

steveG says...

Hough 64 seems to be making some irresponsible,ill thought out,irrational deductions from comments placed on here by well meaning members of the public.
Not a social worker by any chance?.
Hough 64 seems to be making some irresponsible,ill thought out,irrational deductions from comments placed on here by well meaning members of the public. Not a social worker by any chance?. steveG

2:02pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Hough64 says...

steveG wrote:
Hough 64 seems to be making some irresponsible,ill thought out,irrational deductions from comments placed on here by well meaning members of the public.
Not a social worker by any chance?.
No I am not a social worker, but the above people are making assumptions that men dont have access to help when there is help out there. So how does this make me irresponsible? I would have thought it actually made me helpful by letting people know there is help for men. I even put the name of the main website to direct them. So can you please let me know what is wrong with this?
[quote][p][bold]steveG[/bold] wrote: Hough 64 seems to be making some irresponsible,ill thought out,irrational deductions from comments placed on here by well meaning members of the public. Not a social worker by any chance?.[/p][/quote]No I am not a social worker, but the above people are making assumptions that men dont have access to help when there is help out there. So how does this make me irresponsible? I would have thought it actually made me helpful by letting people know there is help for men. I even put the name of the main website to direct them. So can you please let me know what is wrong with this? Hough64

3:03pm Wed 28 Nov 12

steveG says...

Your conclusion that Reality 50 is a woman hater would possibly qualify you as a good candidate for social worker of the year.
Your conclusion that Reality 50 is a woman hater would possibly qualify you as a good candidate for social worker of the year. steveG

5:31pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Hough64 says...

steveG wrote:
Your conclusion that Reality 50 is a woman hater would possibly qualify you as a good candidate for social worker of the year.
But his opinion that the groups are full of man haters and feminists is ok is it? Makes him a good candidate for a woman beater if you ask me, and same applies to you.
[quote][p][bold]steveG[/bold] wrote: Your conclusion that Reality 50 is a woman hater would possibly qualify you as a good candidate for social worker of the year.[/p][/quote]But his opinion that the groups are full of man haters and feminists is ok is it? Makes him a good candidate for a woman beater if you ask me, and same applies to you. Hough64

11:03pm Wed 28 Nov 12

steveG says...

Hough64 wrote:
steveG wrote:
Your conclusion that Reality 50 is a woman hater would possibly qualify you as a good candidate for social worker of the year.
But his opinion that the groups are full of man haters and feminists is ok is it? Makes him a good candidate for a woman beater if you ask me, and same applies to you.
Silly person.
[quote][p][bold]Hough64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steveG[/bold] wrote: Your conclusion that Reality 50 is a woman hater would possibly qualify you as a good candidate for social worker of the year.[/p][/quote]But his opinion that the groups are full of man haters and feminists is ok is it? Makes him a good candidate for a woman beater if you ask me, and same applies to you.[/p][/quote]Silly person. steveG

11:16pm Wed 28 Nov 12

macauley says...

come on you two,put the daggers away.
come on you two,put the daggers away. macauley

12:19pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Mulla89 says...

I've seen a woman punch a guy in front of the police once,,,,they arrested him when he hit her back....
I've seen a woman punch a guy in front of the police once,,,,they arrested him when he hit her back.... Mulla89

1:04pm Fri 30 Nov 12

boltoncity says...

Reality50 wrote:
While I would support this totally,what about the violence against men? Around 20% of domestic violence is against men. Also it seems much of these kind of groups who campaign against this are feminist or men hating groups.All domestic violence should be eradicated but these campaigners would get more respect if they was against ALL domestic violence rather than being selective.
im totally with you on this one Reality50.
Its also not just the physical violence that men have to put up with from women , what about the mental abuse that is dished out ? but no man will march or form group events to eradicate this in case of ridicule.
sorry have to go the missus is coming .....
[quote][p][bold]Reality50[/bold] wrote: While I would support this totally,what about the violence against men? Around 20% of domestic violence is against men. Also it seems much of these kind of groups who campaign against this are feminist or men hating groups.All domestic violence should be eradicated but these campaigners would get more respect if they was against ALL domestic violence rather than being selective.[/p][/quote]im totally with you on this one Reality50. Its also not just the physical violence that men have to put up with from women , what about the mental abuse that is dished out ? but no man will march or form group events to eradicate this in case of ridicule. sorry have to go the missus is coming ..... boltoncity

11:24pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Dove57 says...

If men are suffering the same abuse as women then go public and do something about it, like women have!
If men are suffering the same abuse as women then go public and do something about it, like women have! Dove57

12:05am Sat 1 Dec 12

macauley says...

poor old tyrone dont stand a chance.
poor old tyrone dont stand a chance. macauley

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