28 February 2017

TV Like Broadchurch Can Help Rape Survivors Find Their Voice

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For survivors to see their own experiences reflected back to them can be a powerful thing, it can help them recognise that they are not alone in what they have lived through and continue to cope with. These TV shows can help survivors to find ways to speak about their experiences and access support, and can help society realise just how important it is to believe survivors, and to support them and be alongside them. I also hope it will help foster a shift in attitudes where we place the blame and shame on perpetrators, where it belongs.

Farage Backed By Former KKK Chief Much To Surprise Of James O'Brien

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Sir Philip Green Pays Out Hundreds Of Millions To BHS Pension Scheme

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Carswell Set For Meeting With Ukip Chairman Over Farage Complaints

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'Others Were Involved In The Kidnap Of Shannon' Claims Karen Matthews' Best Friend

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Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Captain 'Was A Mass Murderer, NOT A Hero'

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Tories Deny Sneaking Out Cuts To Disability Benefit

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Children As Young As Four Could Be About To Get Compulsory Sex Ed Lessons

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Two Million Parents' And Children's Messages 'Leaked In CloudPets Breach'

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Philip Hammond Attacked For Sexism After Branding Labour MP 'Hysterical'

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McDonnell Has A 'New Spirit' Of Unity After Copeland Defeat

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German Police Storm Refugee Centre After Reports Of Armed Man

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Donald Trump's Call For Millions To Rally Across US Fails Spectacularly

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Labour MPs Fury At Chakrabarti Claim That Copeland Lost Due To 'Neglect'

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NUS Vice President Caught In Undercover Sting 'Cleared' Of Wrongdoing

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The iPhone 8 Could Ditch The Lightning Cable For USB-C

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Snow Causes Manchester Airport To Shut Runway As Weather Warnings Issued

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Donald Trump Wants To Take Credit For Oscars Best Picture Blunder

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Tunisia Inquest Slams 'Shambolic' Police Response To Terror Attack

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Sturgeon Blames PM For Nudging Scots Towards Independence

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Olly Alexander Says His Sex Ed Was So Bad, He Had 'No Idea How Gay People Had Sex'

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This Haul Of Buried Treasure Could Be Oldest Iron Age Gold Ever Found In Britain

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Jack Monroe Begins Libel Case Against Katie Hopkins For ‘Harmful Tweets’

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People Are Furious Over Kellyanne Conway's Oval Office Behaviour

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Astounding Video Shows You How To Spot A Corbyn 'Coup' Plotter

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99-Year-Old Woman Gets 'Arrested' As Part Of Her Bucket List, Loves Every Minute

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Benedict Cumberbatch Is Returning To Our TV Screens (But Not As Sherlock Holmes)

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Fearne Cotton Is Publishing Her First Children's Book With A Twist

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Kim Woodburn Reveals Her Father Sexually Abused Her As A Child

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Here's How Many Of You Watched Broadchurch's Return

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James Corden Perfectly Sends Up *That* Oscars Gaffe With 'La La Land' Spoof

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Man Surprised His Parents With Pregnancy Announcement One Day Before His Wife Gave Birth

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'Protorexia': Can A Protein-Heavy Diet Become An Unhealthy Obsession?

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Woman Posts The Best Response To People Who Criticised Her For Gaining Weight

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Mariah Carey Attempts To Set The Record Straight Over Nick Cannon Feud Reports

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Mum Dresses 5-Year-Old As Iconic Women To Mark Black History Month With Inspiring Photos

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Fearne Cotton Learns About The Power Of Online Influencers Ahead Of Her 'Fearne On Fashion' Pop-Up

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