HURRIED STEPS is a hard hitting, powerful text written by Dacia Maraini and translated by Sharon Wood.
Written by Dacia Maraini to support stop violence against women and girls campaigns, the hour long play stimulates a discussion between a panel of experts and the audience to probe the reasons behind worldwide violence against women & girls.
"It gives you an international insight into the whole issue" - Audience feedback, Sydney
Hurried Steps by Dacia Maraini
Links to UK Support Services
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Priya Bamrah ©MatthewAndrews
Priya Bamrah ©MatthewAndrews
Links to UK Support Services -Click on the organisation’s name to be directed to their website.
International support sites - A very comprehensive GLOBAL list of support services. [Thanks BS for sending us this link!]
Advance – A women’s charity based in West London, providing crisis intervention, risk assessment, advocacy and support for women and their children experiencing domestic and sexual violence, and community support for women who are involved in offending behaviour or the criminal justice system.
Amnesty UK - Standing up for humanity and human rights.
Galop - formerly Broken Rainbow – 0800 999 5428 | Providing the national helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people experiencing domestic violence.
Counselling Directory is a confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help. All counsellors have provided the Counselling Directory with qualifications and insurance cover or proof of membership with a professional body.
Domestic Abuse Support Services in Kent & Medway -Links to many support organisations in Kent & Medway.
Domestic Violence Co-ordinators Network – this website has good links to many support organisations.
DAVSS – Domestic Abuse Volunteer Support Services, Operating in Sevenoaks District, Tonbridge and Malling and Tunbridge Wells Boroughs, from Swanley in the north, Edenbridge in the west, Aylesford in the east and Hawkhurst in the south. The Help Line is available from 10.00am to 1.00pm weekdays: 01892 570538.
Against Violence & Abuse - They strive to improve services for survivors through our learning, resources, consultancy and end Violence Against Women and Girls through their policy, research and prevention work.
End Violence Against Women - The leading UK coalition campaigning to end violence against all women and girls
National Domestic Violence UK 24-hour Freephone Helpline 0808 2000 247
Honour Network Helpline – 0800 5999 247 | Operated by Karma Nirvana, the helpline is unique as those who call have the option to speak to a survivor whose experience is invaluable in supporting the caller’s decision making process. Provides a support network for women and men who are experiencing forced marriage or so called honour based crime.
National Domestic Violence Helpline – 0808 2000 247 | 24 hour helpline operated in partnership with Women’s Aid and Refuge.
National Sexual Violence Helpline – 0808 802 9999 | 12 – 2.30pm and 7 – 9.30pm every day of the year operated by Rape & Sexual Abuse Support (RASAC).
The National Stalking Helpline - 0300 636 0300 | 9.30am – 4pm weekdays (except Wed 1.00pm – 4pm)
Rape Crisis – Rape Crisis (England and Wales) provides co-ordination for the national network of Rape Crisis Centres across England and Wales.
Refuge – Refuge is a UK charity offering support to women and children experiencing domestic violence.
Solace Women's Aid - Free and confidential advice and support for women in London affected by abuse.
Respect phone line – A phone line for people who are concerned about their own abusive behaviour towards a partner or family member. 0845 1228609
Samaritans – 08457 90 90 90 * (UK), 1850 60 90 90 * (ROI) A confidential helpline for anyone who is feeling troubled. It is always available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They say “Talk to us any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.”
Standing Together Against Domestic Violence - A national charity bringing communities together to end domestic abuse.
Women’s Aid – Women’s Aid is a national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. They support a network of over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the UK. Also provide an online survivor forum.