How do we dismantle rape culture in education? A practical and reflective lesson taught by activist Zan Moon

This week I am joined by the brilliant activist Zan Moon. Zan runs ‘defend her’, which is a campaign to end violence against women by sharing knowledge on self-defence and the campaign strives for legislative change within the school curriculum. Zan also runs ‘screengrabthem’, which is a movement that tackles rape culture in education - exposing online harassment, misogyny, coercion through picture evidence & tagging schools. In today’s lesson, we learn all about Zan’s journey so far into the murky waters of activism, discuss some of the key terms that uphold sexist ideologies in society, as well as talk in detail about how to advocate for practical and tangible change in both governmental and school policy.


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Guest - Zan Moon (Follow Zan on Instagram .Follow @defendher and @screengrabthem


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If you have been affected by any of the themes discussed in this episode, please find some brilliant organisations who will be able to help you.


These organisations offer support to survivors of VAWG, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, rape and domestic violence/abuse.

 

Women's Aid Helpline 

www.womensaid.org.uk/domestic-abuse-directory

0808 2000 247

The freephone number is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is answered by fully trained female helpline support workers and volunteers who will answer your call in confidence. 

 

Rape Crisis UK

rapecrisis.org.uk

0808 802 9999

The helpline is open 12am – 2.30pm and 7 – 9.30pm. Call the national Rape Crisis helpline to speak to a trained worker, who can also tell you where your nearest services are located if you would like face-to-face support or counselling. 

 

Rape and Sexual Assault Referral Centres

www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/Rape-and-sexual-assault-referral-centres/LocationSearch/364

Resource to find your nearest Rape and Sexual Assault Referral Centre. These are specialist medical and forensic services for anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted.They aim to be one-stop service, providing the following under one roof: medical care and forensic examination following assault/rape and, in some locations, sexual health services. Medical Services are free of charge and provided to women, men, young people and children.

 

NHS Direct - Information & Help after Rape and Sexual Assault

www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Sexualhealth/Pages/Sexualassault.aspx

Helpline: 0808 802 9999 - information and advice about available support

 

Victim Support

www.victimsupport.org.uk

Supportline: 0845 30 30 900 - Free and confidential support to help you deal with your experience, whether or not you report the crime. Also supports witnesses of crime.

  

The Survivors Trust Regional.

Find help, support and advice in your area: Survivors Trust directory of services.

 

Samaritans

www.samaritans.org 

Helpline: 08457 90 90 90 (24 hours) Talk to the Samaritans any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you.

 

Scope

www.scope.org.uk/help-and-information 

Freephone: 0808 800 3333 - Free, impartial and expert information, advice and support for disabled people, their families and carers.

 

Surviving Economic Abuse

www.survivingeconomicabuse.org

SEA does not provide direct support or advice to victims. However, if you are in need of immediate help contact the National Domestic Violence Helpline run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge on 0808 2000 247 or the Men’s Advice Line on 0808 801 0327.


Refuge

www.nationaladhelpline.org.uk

Freephone: 0808 2000 247 - 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline


The Havens

www.thehavens.org.uk

Camberwell: 020 3299 1599 - Paddington: 020 3312 1101 - Whitechapel: 020 7247 4787 Specialist centres in London for people who have been raped or sexually assaulted.



Muslim Community Helpline

muslimcommunityhelpline.org.uk

Helpline: 0208 904 8193 or 0208 908 6715 - Confidential, non-judgemental listening and support service. Telephone counselling service for Muslim men and women.

 

Regard

www.regard.org.uk

National organisation of Disabled Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals and Transgendered People

 

Scarleteen

www.scarleteen.com

Inclusive, comprehensive and smart sex, sexual health and sexuality information and help for people in their teens and 20s. 

 

Galop

www.galop.org.uk

LGBT+ anti-violence charity, working on hate crime, domestic violence and sexual abuse.

 

Karma Nirvana Helpline

Helpline: 0800 5999247

www.karmanirvana.org.uk

Supporting victims of so-called honour crimes and forced marriages since 1993. 

 

National Stalking Helpline

www.stalkinghelpline.org

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

The National Stalking Helpline provides guidance and information to anybody who is currently or has previously been affected by harassment or stalking.

 

Suzy Lamplugh Trust

www.suzylamplugh.org/Pages/FAQs/Category/stalking

Advice and information about stalking and personal safety.

 

Protection Against Stalking

www.protectionagainststalking.org

Advice and information about how to tell if you may be a victim of stalking and how to get help.

 

Women for Refugee Women

www.refugeewomen.com

Giving a voice to women who are often unheard and unseen

 

Centre for Women's Justice - Legal Support

www.centreforwomensjustice.org.uk

To hold the state to account and challenge discrimination in the justice system around male violence against women and girls. To speak to a legal advisor confidentially please contact Rights of Women who have specialist telephone helplines

 

Rights of Women – Legal Support

www.rightsofwomen.org.uk 

Advice line: 020 7251 6577 - Free confidential legal advice for women in London and their advisers.


Mind

www.mind.org.uk

Helpline 0300 123 3393 - Mental health charity offering advice and support

 

NAPAC – National Association for People Abused in Childhood

www.napac.org.uk

0800 085 3330 - NAPAC are a national organisation that has an info-line that refers people to relevant help groups/support in their area

 

Psychotherapy

www.wgn.org.uk 

Helpline: 0808 801 0770 - Counselling and support to help women and girls recover from violence.

 

NIA- Huggett Women's Centre

www.niaendingviolence.org.uk

Offering drop-ins, support groups, specialist advocacy, counselling and learning sessions for women and girls

to support them to face the multiple and complex disadvantages that they experience.


Tel: 0203 813 2955

 

WISH

www.womenatwish.org.uk

A women's mental health charity, particularly working with women in hospitals and prisons. 

The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk/therapists

 

Counselling directory

www.counselling-directory.org.uk

 

Women's Health Concern

https://www.womens-health-concern.org/help-and-advice/useful-links/

 

Imagining Futures

https://www.national.slam.nhs.uk/services/camhs/imagining-futures/

Imagining Futures is a programme combining mental wellness strategies and arts practice for young women living in Lambeth or Southwark.


Young Women's Trust

Young Women’s Trust supports young women aged 18-30 with free telephone coaching, helping them build strong mental health, set goals and stay motivated. Their Work It Out service is a free telephone and online coaching service which helps 18-30 year old women with work, life and building strong mental health. 

https://www.youngwomenstrust.org/work-it-out-sign-uphttps://www.youngwomenstrust.org/work-it-out-sign-up


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