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SWY launches pioneering online peer support group for female survivors

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‘Ancestor’

The earliest known record of recovery from sexual abuse Let them not deceive us this as a modern phenomenon. We have ancestors who are also survivors. They had no words in their time for what they suffered. They too were spirits struggling to live in their bodies. They took another path and retreated into their…

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SWY’s story told using a selection of 10 songs

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CEO of SWY discusses concerning rise in child sexual abuse cases on Instagram

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SWY founder discusses Ben’s Place on Bradford local radio

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Random Breakfast Conversations and SISU as a Male CSA Survivor Activist.

On a lovely June morning in 2011, I was having breakfast with Michael Kaufman (www.michaelkaufman.com) and his wife. Michael is the internationally acknowledged, co-founder of the original Canadian White Ribbon campaign which started in the early 1990’s. We’d both spoken at a conference on the previous 2 days exploring interpersonal violence with a focus on…

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A brief insight into the current thoughts and perspectives of Bob Balfour

Founder/CEO of Survivors West Yorkshire & Ben’s Place   What is the biggest challenge you’re facing at the moment? There are lots both personal and professional – It’s hard to pick just one! However, I would suggest it’s really keeping the faith, after 20 years of campaigning for improved services for sexual violence survivors, that…

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