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Covid-19: The Hidden Victims

by AVP Britain in London, England, United Kingdom

Covid-19: The Hidden Victims
We did it
On 7th October 2020 we successfully raised £3,800 ( + est. £390.00 Gift Aid ) with 99 supporters in 125 days

A life without violence is a human right. At a time when more people than ever need our support, please help us to help them keep safe.

by AVP Britain in London, England, United Kingdom

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The more money we raise, the more people we can enrol on our course. We receive no government funding.


The Issue: Violence in the Pandemic 

‘Easing of lockdown measures will see a further surge in contact from victims'
(Nicole Jacobs, domestic abuse commissioner)

Whilst this is a difficult and worrying time for all of us, for some there’s added danger. One of the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak has been the increased risk of abuse and violence. “It really is just up and up, and our police numbers are creeping up,” says Ms. Jacobs. “These services are at capacity already, yet we know that in the coming months there will be this increase in demand for their help and support.” 

What we do

AVP Britain is a registered charity working with everyone, but particularly the most disadvantaged, including those involved in domestic violence, in trouble with the law, or whose mental health is at risk. We run training workshops and a successful distance learning course for both perpetrators and survivors of abuse and violence. Over the past ten years, more than 5,000 people have taken part, and over 90% say that it has helped them to manage conflict better. 

The few programmes currently available to people involved in violence generally cost too much for them to afford. Our principle is that we never exclude anyone because of cost. 

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Thank you very much for the opportunity which you have provided me with. I do hope that this kindness will continue to others, and that they will feel the inner rewards for having completed the coursework that I have myself experienced.]

Why we need your help

We believe that everyone has the right to live their life without violence. Violence destroys communities, families and individuals, men and women, adults and children alike. But it doesn't have to be this way. If we can stop violence in one person, that spreads to their social network. We're actually preventing violence not only in that person, but potentially for all the people they come into contact with. 

Due to COVID-19 our workshops have been suspended and there is no way for those who most need our help to get it. We do not receive public funding and we depend upon grants and donations to survive. Your donations will enable us to put our distance learning programme online, and make it available to everyone who needs it. 


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What People Say:

"With belief that change can happen also comes a lot of fear and at times anger. A remarkable effect of the programme is the self-awareness that the women obtain around emotions, particularly anger. The women choose to deal with volatile situations differently. In one to one meetings they will report their new found pleasure at managing to deal with situations differently." (Complex Mental Health Projects Coordinator)

A life without violence is a right, but also a privilege. At a time when more people than ever need our support, please help us to help them keep safe.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

We'll enrol you on our 'Facing Up to Conflict' distance learning course, which helps you learn how to manage your anger, and handle conflict well. Once you've completed all the coursework successfully we'll send you a report and a personalised certificate.

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