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Odd Arts create short film to be used as preventative tool for young people

Through the VRU funded Central Manchester Peace Together Alliance, Odd Arts, a charity that delivers theatre-based programmes that challenge and change attitudes and behaviours and enable people to understand themselves and the world differently, have delivered three projects over a seven-month period designed to encourage reduction in violence in local communities. Young people were given […]

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Video stresses #SpeakingOutCouldSaveALife following fatal stabbings

Greater Manchester’s Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) has launched a new video as part of its ongoing work with partners to reduce violence in the city-region. It follows three tragic fatal stabbings of young people in Greater Manchester in recent weeks. The short video is aimed at young people, parents and teachers, and is one of […]

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Mayor of Greater Manchester joins high school students for Gender-Based Violence workshop

Workshop held to educate boys aged 11-16 about how attitudes and behaviours lead to all forms of violence. Students were shown #IsThisOK video developed to tackle sexual harassment of women and girls in public spaces. Mayor of Greater Manchester leading campaign as part of city-region’s 10-year Gender-Based Violence Strategy. Violence prevention experts from Greater Manchester’s […]


Round Midnight collaborate with VRU to deliver violence reduction curriculum using virtual reality technology

Round Midnight and the Greater Manchester Violence Reduction Unit are working with five schools in Oldham, Stockport, and Wigan to trial a new curriculum designed to make sustained improvement to the lives of young people and their communities by tackling the underlying causes of crime and instilling social empathy. Across the five schools (two primaries, […]

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