November 29, 2016

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At Avon and Somerset Police we’re trying to raise awareness of male rape and sexual assault with the aim of encouraging more victims to come forward and ensuring the support is there for them when they do.

Our campaign to improve services and increase reporting can be summed up in three words – Listen, Believe and Respect – and we’ll be using the hashtag #ListenBelieveRespect to promote it. We want to encourage all male victims o...

November 15, 2016

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On the 19th November the world celebrates International Men’s Day (IMD) with the aims to promote men’s and boy’s health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting male role models.

This year’s IMD theme in the UK is “supporting boys with their academic, employment, personal, social and health education” while continuing the attention needed on male suicide.

In the UK men are four times more likely to...

November 3, 2016

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As an ex-sex worker I can say from first hand experience that it’s extremely risky and unsafe in this country to operate in the industry.

It’s one of the oldest job roles in the world, yet receives an almost unparalleled amount of stigma due to the morality of others. It’s because of this morality that sex workers today are forced to operate in the shadows, taking on unsafe bookings with clients, and place themselves in danger be...

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