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Is your partner (husband, boyfriend, or "ex") extremely jealous and does he discourage you from speaking to friends or family? Does he prevent you from getting a job or learning English? Has your partner ever threatened to take away your children? Has he told you that he will have you deported?Have you ever been hit by your partner? Has he forced you to have sex when you did not want to? Has he ever threatened to harm you with weapons like guns, knives or other objects?

Does your partner claim that his violence is your fault? Has he ever told you his violence is not serious? Does he blame drugs or alcohol for his violent behaviour? Does he make you feel like you are crazy? Does he call you names that are hurtful and shameful to you?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone. Many other women like you are in the same situation. Your partner's behaviour is not your fault.
Domestic violence tends to get worse over time. It does not go away on its own. We will outline some things you can do to protect yourself and your children from continuing violence.

We will refer to the abuser as "he." Some women are abused by other women, and some men are abused by women. While not all the legal remedies will apply to same sex relationships, we will still provide some basic information about things you can do to make yourself safe. We will use the term "partner" to refer to a husband, boyfriend, or "ex" who may be abusing you.

Is your partner (husband, boyfriend, or "ex") extremely jealous and does he discourage you from speaking to friends or family? Does he prevent you from getting a job or learning English? Has your partner ever threatened to take away your children? Has he told you that he will have you deported?Have you ever been hit by your partner? Has he forced you to have sex when you did not want to? Has he ever threatened to harm you with weapons like guns, knives or other objects?

 
Does your partner claim that his violence is your fault? Has he ever told you his violence is not serious? Does he blame drugs or alcohol for his violent behaviour? Does he make you feel like you are crazy? Does he call you names that are hurtful and shameful to you?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone. Many other women like you are in the same situation. Your partner's behaviour is not your fault.
Domestic violence tends to get worse over time. It does not go away on its own. We will outline some things you can do to protect yourself and your children from continuing violence.

We will refer to the abuser as "he." Some women are abused by other women, and some men are abused by women. While not all the legal remedies will apply to same sex relationships, we will still provide some basic information about things you can do to make yourself safe. We will use the term "partner" to refer to a husband, boyfriend, or "ex" who may be abusing you.
Power and Control Wheel
Tuesday, 29 January 2019
 
girls information
Friday, 25 January 2019
In today’s society, 6 out of 10 girls are concerned with the way they look and as a result will opt out of participating fully in day-to-day activities such as swimming, visiting the doctors and going to school. Moreover, 19% of teenage girls are overweight but 67% think they need to lose weight. Low self-esteem can cause young people to become excluded... Read more...
Domestic Violence Training
Tuesday, 29 January 2019
Domestic Abuse Training Courses for Social Workers Phoebe offers specialist domestic violence training to professionals who work with vulnerable women and to social work students at the University of East Anglia and University Campus Suffolk. We have qualified immigration caseworkers and social workers to deliver the training and we also invite experienced... Read more...
English Classes
Friday, 25 January 2019
Providing  English classes is one method by which we promote PHOEBE's main aims, which include cultivating greater inclusivity of women and encouraging and facilitating the participation of BME women within the wider Suffolk community. There are currently around 20- 55 women on our attendance list register, and up to 15 attending our English... Read more...

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