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Advance has created a short film based on the real stories and lived experiences of young survivors and our front-line advocates supporting them.

Do you want to raise awareness about violence against young women and girls? Whether you work in a local authority, school or company, you can join in with our campaign.

We invite you to host an event for the prevention of violence against young women and girls.

You could host a viewing of our film ‘I 🧡 my loud voice’, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with senior leaders working at Advance and across Children and Community Safety in your county/borough.

‘I 🧡 my loud voice’

No young woman or girl is the same; no two stories of domestic abuse are the same.

‘I 🧡 my loud voice’ represents young women and girls’ experience of domestic abuse within their own intimate relationships, as well as familial abuse. The stories explore their understanding of healthy relationships, their journey to accessing support, and the outcomes and impact of being supported in the community by a specialist organisation like Advance.

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The event and activities proposed

We would like to partner with you to host a viewing of the ‘I 🧡 my loud voice’ film. You might also choose to also host a panel discussion and Q&A in your local authority.

We can support with social media by offering a package of resources and key messages, as well as support in promoting the event.

The Senior Services Manager from Advance leading the work in your borough/county will join a panel discussion and Q&A hosted by you following the film screening. Where possible a woman/resident survivor will also join the panel and Q&A.

Join the campaign to raise awareness and champion the rights of young women and girls. If you’re interested in hosting an event, please email Leonie.L@advancecharity.org.uk.

Why?

Young women and girls under 25 are disproportionately affected by domestic abuse and other forms of gender-based violence. However, they have limited support available to address their specific needs, focussing on their age and gender.

  • A survey of 13- to 17-year-olds found that a quarter (25%) of girls reported having experienced some form of physical violence from an intimate partner.
  • 9% of young women under the age of 25 experience domestic abuse, compared to 4.2% of women over the age of 25.

Advance supports young women and girls aged 13-25 who are at risk of or have previously experienced domestic abuse.

Our Young Women and Girls services are designed to ensure that young women and girls, which includes those who self-identify and those assigned female at birth non-binary persons, get vital support at the earliest opportunity, and to prevent further harm.

About Advance

Advance is a women’s organisation delivering systems change and trauma- and gender-informed community-based support for women and girls affected by domestic abuse, including those in contact with the criminal justice system.

We work nationally through our innovative, best-practice approaches and systems change initiatives, and deliver wraparound frontline services across the South and East of England, including Greater London.

Find out more here.

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