About Us

About Us

 

Equation’s goal as a charity is for everyone to have equal, healthy relationships, in a society free from domestic abuse, sexual violence and gender inequality. 

1 in 4 women will be abused by a partner, ex or family member at some point in their lives and on average 2 women a week lose their lives because of domestic violence. The vast majority of domestic abuse is experienced by women and perpetrated by men. However, anyone can experience domestic abuse no matter their age, race, sex, gender identity, sexuality, (dis)ability, wealth, or lifestyle. Everyone has the right to equal relationships, free from abuse.  

Working primarily in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, Equation is a specialist charity with expertise to work with the whole community to reduce the impact of domestic abuse, sexual violence and gender inequality.  We ensure survivors get the most effective support to create space for action by facilitating a co-ordinated approach across the sector and providing practical tools and guidance to support survivors.  We also work to prevent domestic abuse and sexual violence by raising awareness and educating people about equal and healthy relationships.  

Help Us to End Abuse

Equation’s Annual Impact

Figures from 2017-2018

Preventing Abuse

young people educated about healthy relationships 

Reducing Harm

community professionals trained to give the right response at the right time to survivors of domestic abuse

Challenging Damaging Attitudes

citizens reached by awareness campaigns

Improving Safety

resources that help survivors reach local services were distributed in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County

Providing Support

men experiencing domestic abuse received emotional and practical support 

Make a Donation

Help create a society free from domestic abuse, sexual violence and gender inequality

What people are saying about Equation…

The GREAT Project is absolutely amazing! It totally helped my son understand why we no longer live with his dad. He can also assess a healthy/unhealthy relationship and grew up so much emotionally. 10/10

Parent

I was able to take back control of my life having received support from Equation. I feel more independent and for once in a very long time I feel more in control. Talking to you gave me a safe space.

Male Service User

I believe that all people deserve fair, equal relationships and that nobody should live with domestic violence. Equation do amazing work in our local area to move towards this as well as vital work supporting all survivors of domestic violence.

Equation Supporter

The anger session really helped me. Especially hearing how everyone else copes with their anger…I do things differently now.

Student

Our Values

There are 5 core values that drive our work 

Positivity

Our outlook is aspirational and we seek to drive forward change. We look forward to a world without domestic abuse, sexual violence and gender inequality

Passion

We challenge the status quo with tenacity and an energetic commitment to ending domestic abuse, sexual violence and gender inequality

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Rigour

Our work is based on solid evidence and a considered approach

Compassion

We prioritise the wellbeing and safety of survivors, their children, and the whole community 

Collaboration

We work in partnership against domestic abuse 

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Our History

1989 – 2019

1989

Founded as Nottinghamshire Domestic Violence Forum (NDVF) to bring together experts working against domestic abuse and violence in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. 

1996

NDVF established a central domestic abuse training and awareness programme for local community professionals – the first organisation to do so in the area.

2000

First developed our safety information cards to promote the new local 24 hour helpline service, which was the first in the country.  

2002

Delivered our first healthy relationships projects in schools. 

2012

Re-branded as ‘Equation’. Fun fact, the definition of Equation is, ‘The process of making things equal’ 

2014

Launched our first community campaign, Reel Equality, to challenge sexism in film. We now run a range of campaigns that also raise awareness of domestic abuse and local support services. 

2014

Launched the local domestic abuse service for men, the first and only service for men in Nottingham. 

Equation remains the central organisation in Nottingham/shire for domestic abuse training and best practice guidance, promotion of local services and prevention work in schools. 

Support Our Work

£10

DONATION

Could pay for 30 domestic abuse cards that direct survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence in Nottingham/shire to safety

£30

DONATION

Could pay for a child in Nottingham/shire to receive our award-winning healthy relationship education 

£100

DONATION

Could pay for a Nottingham/shire police officer to be trained on how to respond to domestic abuse effectively 

Learn more about our work

Campaign

We campaign to raise awareness of domestic abuse, sexual violence and gender inequality, and to signpost survivors to safety. 

Our Work with Young People

Find out about our award-winning domestic abuse prevention and healthy relationships projects for children and young people.

Our Work with Professionals

Find out more about our help for professionals to ensure survivors of domestic abuse get the right response at the right time.

Donate

 

Donate today to help your community become free from abuse

 

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Equation is a trading name of Equation Nottinghamshire a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales.
Registered Company No: 4517544 | Registered Charity No: 1140240

Equation Domestic Abuse Nottingham Equation is an LGBT+ friendly organisation and Equation’s Domestic Abuse Service for Men is a GBT+ inclusive service.

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