Dealing with abuse on social media

After the announcement that Nottinghamshire Police had begun recording misogyny as a hate crime, our Centre Manager, Melanie Jeffs, experienced ‘trolling’, abuse and harassment on social media. A number of other comments were directed at women through our Facebook page.

If this is happening to you, it can sometimes be hard to know how to respond. With support from other agencies, we’ve put together some information about how to deal with unwanted content on social media and social networking sites, which you can download below.

Download our guide to reporting and removing content on social media sites.

Nottingham Women’s Centre at Pride

Once again this year, we were among the stallholders and revellers at Pride, celebrating our City’s fantastic LGBTQ community.  Highlights were the number of people coming up to us with supportive messages around our work on misogyny hate crime and the work we do supporting the LGBTQ community through our Communities of Identity project.

It was also really great to meet women from the past and present who have been a part of the Women’s Centre and who have either given or received much-needed support over the years.  We’ve been embedded within the community for over 40 years and Pride is one of the key events for us.  And as you can see from the photos, it was a great day out for staff and volunteers too!