Until the Violence Stops (Tender) – Group Award Nominee – 2008

Tender is a small local charity working with young people to stop violence in relationships, using preventative measures. Launched in 2003, Tender uses drama and education to challenge anti-social behaviour and tolerance of violence to prevent deaths, trauma, homelessness, Teenage pregnancy, and social disintegration that results from domestic abuse and sexual violence. Tender actively works in partnership with the DV women’s sector organisations, including WomanKind Worldwide, GLDVP, Eaves Housing, SBS, Women’s Aid, FORWARD, International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), Newham Asian Women’s Project, South Essex Rape and Incest Crisis Centre and Refuge. Tender uses drama and the creative arts to address issues of domestic and sexual violence, making the organisation an effective force in reaching young people and challenging a deep seated tolerance of abuse.