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Jun 26, 2019, 2:04 PM
The harsh reality of sexual violence mustn’t be hidden
The distressing details of domestic and sexual abuse are not ones we wish to dwell on. But ignoring this harsh reality would fail those who are suffering without a voice. Turning a blind eye gives space for this despicable behaviour to flourish. Just as news...
Mar 7, 2019, 3:40 PM
Sexual harassment in the Jewish community
Has the #MeToo moment passed? Is it just a hashtag that captured a moment or has there been real change in how we deal with sexual harassment? In partnership with the Board of Deputies and the Jewish Leadership Council, I am proud that Jewish Women’s...
May 3, 2018, 12:49 PM
Jewish women should never suffer in silence
Reports of domestic abuse are always shocking. The past three months have been especially so for Jewish Women’s Aid (JWA), during which we have experienced the highest ever volume of women contacting us for support. I attribute the 40 percent increase on previous periods this...
Dec 15, 2017, 11:39 AM
With your help, we’ll make sure abuse is not tolerated
I just can’t believe that a nice Jewish boy would do something like that’ – this, from an older woman who’d attended a synagogue Rosh Chodesh group I’d been asked to speak at. I had given an overview of Jewish Women’s Aid (JWA), and told them the...
Oct 18, 2017, 12:02 PM
We must demand a better response to sexual harassment
Me too. I stand together with the women who have come forward in solidarity, quoting #MeToo, with those who have been sexually harassed. Women who have been groped, ogled, stalked, cat-called, abused and raped. Women who were victims of the sense of entitlement and privilege...
Jun 29, 2017, 3:02 PM
Empowering domestic abuse victims to seek out our help
While Brexit dominated the Queen’s Speech, I was delighted to hear the announcement of a draft domestic violence and abuse bill along with the promise of a new commissioner. This shows renewed commitment from the government to tackle domestic abuse, which remains a huge problem...
Naomi Dickson is Chief Executive of Jewish Women’s Aid