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We are proud to announce that Strength With In Me Foundation (S.W.I.M) have organised, with the University of East London's Noon Centre, the highly-acclaimed talk series '21 Questions' to present a Domestic Abuse Special which will take place in May and recorded for online broadcast this June. This particular episode is a carefully constructed Domestic Abuse Special which will see a group of incredible campaigners, MP’s and experts gather to discuss Domestic Abuse before the camera.

Why? New research has revealed that:

46% of our young people are already being subjected to relationship abuse in their teenage years

Domestic Abuse leads to, on average, two women being murdered each week

Accounts for 16% of all violent crime (Source: Crime in England and Wales 04/05 report), however it is still the violent crime least likely to be reported to the police.

Has more repeat victims than any other crime (on average there will have been 35 assaults before a victim calls the police).

Charity Strength With In Me Foundation (S.W.I.M) has been making waves in the Domestic Abuse pandemic for over a year, during which time we have formed an All-Party Parliamentary Group to have healthy relationships taught as compulaory in all U.K schools as a step towards promoting better relationship and life choices. Finally, this has been achieved. Still, as our founder Dr Diahanne Rhiney has said openly in The Huffington Newspaper 'Let's celebrate progress... and then get to work.' Combined with 21 Questions reputation for bringing real life issues to the forefront via their unique open conversation approach, this event is set to tackle Domestic Abuse head on; discussing the things that the media is reluctant to and posing questions to campiagners and MP's that are rarely asked.

Join us to be a part of the audience for this live dicsussion which is centred upon giving a voice to the general public in 21 Questions usual 'Nothing Is Taboo' style. The audience is the heart of this episode, we will ask you to submit your questions beforehand and actively take part in shaping the world around us through debate and conversation.

On Monday, May 8th hosted by UEL's Noon Centre for Diversity and Equality, at the University of East London's, University Square, Stratford Campus. We will seek to explore Domestic Abuse and tackle what can be done in parliament, policy, practice and the wider community. So far, our incredible team of paneliists includes Celia Peachey (campaigner and daughter of Maria Stubbings), Sian Hawkins (Head of Public Affairs and Policy for WomensAid), Kathy Evans (CEO, Children England) and The Right Honourable Baroness Hamwee (who presently sits on the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Domestic Abuse). Our chair for the evening is Strength With In Me Foundation (S.W.I.M) founder Dr. Diahanne Rhiney.

This event is free, however as a charity your donations (small or large) are the only way we are able to educate and empower the next generation and combat the Domestic Abuse pandemic at a grass-roots level. Please donate any amount at checkout so that we can continue to make a difference.

Join Us, S.W.I.M With Us. Book your free space today...

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