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A huge welcome to the The Emily Davison Centres website. The EDC is the first Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG) HUB in the U.K. It is a 7000 square foot new build and is currently home to 5 specialist charities.

The concept is simple, when a women or girl experiences violence, abuse and/or exploitation, many areas of their lives can be negatively impacted. It makes sense then to have all services under one roof, where individuals can access support when they need it, reducing the risk of escalation and serious harm.

At the EDC we are committed to providing the highest quality of service, Our specialist teams at the centre are not only experienced but understand the complexity and intersectionality of individuals and families situations. This is why our services are built in partnership with women who have lived experiences of abuse.

In addition to specialist services we also provide training and conference facilities, we can cater for up to 100 people. In addition to a clean, modern and well equipped environment we also provide catering to meet any budget. Why not consider hiring our venue as part of your social responsibility framework, safe in the knowledge that any profit made at the centre goes directly back into the provision of frontline services.

Take a look around our website and please do contact us if you have any questions, observations or need support.

5 days ago

Reg Meuross
Today, 11th Oct is the birthday of the suffragette Emily Davison . In 1911, 2 years previous to her death and on the eve of the national census she hid overnight in the Undercroft beneath the House of Commons, so she could give that as her address. Tony Benn secretly erected a plaque commemorating Emily’s stay, with the help of a young Jeremy Corbyn and I wrote this song called Tony Benn’s Tribute to Emily Davison #suffragette #JeremyCorbyn #tonybenn #emilydavison #EmilyWildingDavison Emily Wilding Davison Emily Wilding Davison Penni Blythe ...
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Grooming.... let's talk about it:Let's start back in 1919. Charlie Chaplin, who would become one of the most famous and celebrated movie stars of all time, was 29 when he married 16 year old aspiring actress Mildred Harris. Their marriage only lasted 2 years. In 1924, Chaplin repeated the pattern with another 16 year old, Lita Gray. He met Lita when she was just 6 and began taking her on dates around the age of 12. 1954 -- Sam Cooke meets a 12-year old Aretha Franklin and brings her to his hotel room. Before her father interrupted, Aretha said the conversation "took another turn."In 1957, 23 year old Jerry Lee Lewis married his cousin, 13 year old Myra Brown. She still believed in Santa.Also in 1957, 16 year old Anna Mae Bullock met 24 year old Ike Turner. He quickly took her into his band, helped make her a star, and began to treat the newly christened "Tina" as if he owned her. They married 6 years later. Tina once wrote that she was afraid not to accept his proposal.In 1959, Elvis Presley met his future wife. He was 25 and she was 14. They stayed in touch via phone and letters for the next 2 1/2 years. At that time, Elvis took her on a drug romp to Vegas, followed by moving her into his Graceland mansion. They didn't marry until 1967. While both parties claimed that Priscilla was a virgin on her wedding night, biographer Susan Finstad makes a strong case that this could not be true. Priscilla herself has admitted that she & Elvis slept in the same bed and that Elvis "taught (her) other ways to please him." Elvis reportedly had a predeliction for 14 year old girls, both before and after his marriage to Priscilla.Chuck Berry was arrested and found guilty of transporting an underage girl across state lines for immoral purposes, spending two years in jail in 1960.In 1969, Sable Starr, queen of the so-called "baby groupies", had a brief relationship with Iggy Pop. She was 13. He later wrote a song about it. Starr had sexual relationships with many other band members, including encouters with David Bowie, Mick Jagger, and Rod Stewart.It's 1972 and Rock stars are still having sex with little girls and everyone knows it, but no one does anything about it. Lori Mattix tells of losing her virginity at age 14 to David Bowie. She went on to start "dating" Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page that same year, a relationsihp that began when Page's manager kidnapped her and brought her to Jimmy's hotel room. Page kept Lori essentially locked up in his house for most of their 18 months together. The "baby groupie" also reports a sexual relationship with Mick Jagger when she was just 17.In 1973, married singer Marvin Gaye met and pursued 17 year old Janis Hunter. He wrote "Let's Get it On" as a tribute to his lust for her. Marvin took his teen date to dinner shortly after they met, where he bribed the waiter to bring her alcohol, then had sex with her later that night. They had a baby by the time she was 18, and married in 1977. The marriage lasted just 3 years.In 1975, Steven Tyler purchased the guardianship of a 16 year old girl (Julia Holcomb) from her mother when he was 27 so that he could legally take her with him across state lines while he was on tour.In 1978, Ted Nugent also purchases the guardianship of a teenager from her parents. He was 30, Pele Massa was 17. Years later, Ted reportedly received oral sex from a 12 year old Courtney Love.March 10, 1977. One of the most well-known cases. Director Roman Polanski drugs and rapes 13 year old Samantha Gailey. Allowed to plead guilty to a lesser charge, Polanski nevertheless fled to France before sentencing and remains exiled from the United States. He has not been exiled, however, from Hollywood and continues to make movies and win awards to this day. Eagles drummer and vocalist Don Henley was arrested in 1980 in Los Angeles after paramedics were called to his home to save a naked 16-year-old girl who was overdosing on cocaine and Quaaludes.Colored over as a a "grand romance" and a "decades long relationship", Celine Dion was 12 years old when 38 year old Rene Angelil became her manager. They went public with their relationship when she was 19.In 1984, Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman started dating Mandy Smith. She was 13. Although they did not marry until she was 18, Mandy says she was 14 when they first had sex. Mr. Wyman has never been investigated, much less prosecuted.Red Hot Chili Peppers' lead Anthony Kiedis readily admits to having sex with a 14 year old girl when he was 23. According to him, once he confirmed her age he "had sex with her again." In 1986, the 24-year old musician began dating 16 year old Ione Skye. In 1990, 16 year old Mayte Garcia's mother sent a video of her belly-dancing to Prince. He arranged to meet her, confirmed she was 16 and a year later moved her into his house. When she was 19, he initiated a sexual relationshi by informing her it was time to go on birth control. They married when she was 22 and he was 37. Before Mayte, Prince met "Anna Fantastic" when she was 15. At 17, she moved into his compound where they had a two year long relationship.In 1991, 32 year old director Luc Besson met and eventually married model Maïwenn Le Besco when she was 15. Their relationship inspired his movie Léon: The Professional (1994), which followed an emotional relationship between an adult man and a young girl.In 1993, Jerry Seinfeld picked up a high school student in a public park. He was 39 and she was 17. He and Shoshanna Lonstein dated for four years -- through her college years.Also in 1993, MC Ren of N.W.A. was accused of raping and impregnating a 16 year old girl in the group's tour bus. The case never went to trial, however a paternity test showed that he was the father of the girl's baby.Noted pedophile R Kelley secretly married R&B singer Aaliyah in 1994 when she was 15 and he was 27. They met when she was 12 and he later helped write and produce her first album -- "Age Ain't Nothing but a Number." In 1995, teen star Brandy (age 16) started dating 21-year-old Boyz II Men member Wanya Morris. Keeping their relationship under wraps due to her age proved too stressful for the couple and they broke up soon after.In 1997, Woody Allen should have become notorious when he married his de facto step-daughter. Though she was 21 at the time of the wedding, the two met when she 8. No matter the spin, the facts are stark. This wasn't the only time Allen dated a much younger woman. Actress Babi Christina Engelhardt began a years-long love affair with Allen when she was 16 and he was 41. When Allen was 42, he romanced 17-year-old actress and high school senior Stacey Nelkin.It's the early-mid 2000s and "That 70s Show" actor, Wilmer Valderrama, continues to date teenage girls in an effort to deny that he is now over 30. He dated 16-year-old Mandy Moore despite being four years her senior. At age 24, Valderrama dated 17-year-old Lindsay Lohan though they kept the relationship a secret until her 18th birthday in 2004. In 2010, the 30-year-old began dating 17-year-old Demi Lovato.In 2001, Fast & Furious star Paul Walker (28 at the time) was dating 16-year old Aubrianna Atwell. This was not Paul's last time to date a teenager. His girlfriend at the time of his death, Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell, was 23 to his 40. They met when she was 16.Back in 2004, 26 year old Joel Madden and Hilary Duff did the familiar dance of being "just friends" until her 18th birthday in 2006. When asked about whether she was intimate with Madden or not in a 2015 interview with Cosmopolitan, Duff stated, "I had a 26-year-old boyfriend. So everyone can make their own assumptions about what I was doing."In 2005, clean cut TV heartthrob Chad Michael Murray begins dating a girl in high school. They get engaged when she turns 18 and Murray calls her a "little sweetheart" and says they have been together "for awhile."Similarly, in 2006, co-stars Hayden Panettiere and Milo Ventimiglia began dating. She was 17. He was 12 years her senior.Actor Doug Hutchison married 16-year-old Courtney Stodden in 2011, when he was 51 years old. The dysfunctional pair became famous as reality stars, with Courtney undergoing extensive plastic surgery to maintain their image.Rapper Tyga and Kylie Jenner began "hanging out" an awful lot beginning in 2014 when she was 16 and he was 24. They dated on and off after that, though they became a lot more openly "on" after her 18th birthday in 2016. In late 2018, 44 year old Leonardo DiCaprio publicly reveals that he is dating 21 year old model Camilla Morrone. It's not the age gap that puts Leo on our list, it's the fact that he's known Camilla since she was 11. 2018 -- 14 year old Millie Bobby Brown innocently revealed that rapper, Drake, age 31, has been close friends with her, for the last year giving her advice about boys. He texts her, "I miss you." This is the same Drake who has, more than once, skated around that "just friends until she turns 18" line -- most recently with 18 year old model Bella Harris.Guys, this isn't a friendship. This is GROOMING. No one will stop it. They'll "date." He'll have sex with her, probably in a couple of years. No one will care because he's a man and a star. NO ONE WILL CARE UNLESS WE START MAKING PEOPLE CARE.Make them care. No free passes. No 2nd chances. A ruined career is the least they deserve. It's not cute. THIS IS NOT OK.~ Verity Violet ...
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The Rank Foundation Debbie is speaking at the marvellous Rank Foundation conference today.Social and economic inequalities were further highlighted by COVID 19 - hats off to Rank for being an innovative and proactive funder. ...
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2 weeks ago

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2 weeks ago

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Women are urged to carry keys between their fingers. Women are urged to cover their drinks at all times. Women are told to not drink too much around men. Women are also told not to walk home alone at night. Women are urged to carry rape alarms and spray. Women are told to take a self defence course. And what are men told ……. ?!How about we shift the responsibility of abuse to the abuser. Men should be told everywhere , everyday and by everyone NOT to Abuse women and girls sexually, physically or emotionally. ...
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3 weeks ago

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Terri Harris, 35, her children John Paul Bennett, 13 & Lacey Bennett, 11, & Lacey’s friend, Connie Gent, 11, found dead Terry’s boyfriend Damien Bendall, 31 has been charged with their murders at the home they shared in Killamarsh, Derbyshire #dvmurders ...
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1 month ago

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We were broken into early Saturday morning. A small Samsung TV was stolen from the centre. If you get offered one then please let us know. ...
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1 month ago

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Everyone deserves to be heard……. ...
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Coercive control - talk to us 01254 879855 ...
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Please find the time to do this short survey and give feedback to the PCC. ...
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2 months ago

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Amanda Selby, 15 from Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, died at Ty Mawr Holiday Park in Towyn, Conwy county, on Saturday.Her brother Matthew Selby, 19, has been charged with her murder ...
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2 months ago

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What happened to Lindsay isn’t an isolated incident. Women are murdered every day in the U.K. We must remember Lindsay, this documentary is on tomorrow night. Please share. ...
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4 months ago

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This is just not right ………RIP Semina Absolutely heartbroken and enraged to read about her death from her mother. Semina was 12 years old when she took her life last week after being raped by a boy at school in the UK. Her mother has posted that her daughter and her family were harassed and threatened when she disclosed the rape. Her daughter died a slow death which took days. She had multiple heart attacks and was then placed in an induced coma. Her mum, Rachel, has said that the last thing she said before being put into a coma at Alder Hey hospital is the name of the rapist. I’m absolutely devastated to read this. I have reached out to her mum to see if there is anything I can do to help. ...
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4 months ago

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We have already seen an increase in referrals to our domestic abuse support services, and we are only three days into the Euros 2020.Please share..........The local services are already exhausted and at full capacity.If you are hurt by your partner then please contact us for CONFIDENTIAL advice and support. 0330 1 34 34 34 HARV 01254 879855 ...
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4 months ago

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4 months ago

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Timeline PhotosWe’ve waited long enough — it’s time for the Government to ratify the Istanbul Convention on violence against women. The Istanbul Convention recognises violence against women as a violation of human rights and a form of discrimination against women.On the 9th anniversary of the UK signing the #IstanbulConvention, we have added our signature for IC Change UK letters to the UK Government calling on them ratify the #IstanbulConvention, without delay, to secure a future where women can live lives free from violence. 👉 lght.ly/4o580i8 [Image description: An illustration showing a diverse group of people celebrating the anniversary of the Convention on a small mountain. Some of the people are travelling up the mountain, while others are already at the top and are holding two banners saying 'Istanbul Convention' and '10 years'] ...
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4 months ago

Emily Davison Centre
Include VAWG in the new Police, Crime, Sentencing, and Courts Bill. ...
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4 months ago

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It’s not just children that respond this way. The flight, fight, freeze response is a normal reaction to experiencing abuse. To talk to someone call the EDC on 03301 34 34 34 ...
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4 months ago

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Thoughts on this ??We have launched a pilot scheme in the City of Manchester for Restorative Justice (RJ) referrals to be made for domestic abuse cases. RJ gives victims and offenders the chance to communicate in a positive way, giving victims a sense of empowerment and voice, and allowing offenders to take responsibility for their actions.Read more: crowd.in/0gQww3 ...
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Bethany Vincent, 26 & her son Darren 9, were found dead at home - a 10mth old baby was found unharmed inside the house. Bethany’s ex partner Daniel Boulton, 29 has been charged with their murders #dvmurder ...
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Susan Booth, 62 was found with severe injuries outside her home in Oldham, Lancashire on 2 May 2021. Her husband Stephen Booth, 63, has been charged with her murder. ...
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5 months ago

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The Pandemic of violence against women continues. Can you guess how many times “How to hit a woman so no one knows” was googled in 2020? ...
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6 months ago

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Domestic Abuse Bill has passed ....... ...
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6 months ago

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Lesbians can and do experience domestic abuse. The Emily Davison Centre has specialist support workers that can help.The centre also has the Lancashire LGBT+ quality Mark. Call us or pop in for more information. ...
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6 months ago

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In the eyes of many, Women are still objects. In some cases they are objects used in war. Why do we not remember them ? ...
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