There are many ways that men and boys can get involved in the fight to end violence against women. It is important for males of all ages, from students to businessmen, teachers to law enforcement officers to stand up and speak out about the injustice faced by those who live with gender inequality around them.
RECENT debates linking how women dress to the issue of rape have only reinforced the need for a more scientific conversation around violence against women in our society.
Blaming the victim in cases of sexual violence may be a global phenomenon. But it is particularly endemic in patrilinear cultures where restrictive beliefs about women’s roles and rights in society dominate.
In most times when we talk about domestic violence, we tend to focus on physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. But what about financial abuse? Rarely does it come up because people don’t understand how big an issue it is. Sadly, this abuse or control of one’s access to family finances and assets is prevalent and occurs in up to 99 percent of domestic violence cases.
So, why are we not talking about it?
Healing from trauma and abuse is not an easy process. It takes a lot of focus, patience and self-care strategies to rebuild your sense of control and worthiness. But with commitment and the right support system your healing journey can become an empowering adventure.
If you know or suspect that a loved one is going through domestic violence, you might feel clueless about the best way to help. Simple actions such as reaching out and letting them know that you are there for them can provide tremendous relief and save a life. Here are simple actions you can take to provide support and save someone’s life in the process.
After the aftermath of violence, one can feel so isolated and alone. Many survivors struggle to find their voice or fight back against those who try and silence them through violence. But there are some ways you can give them that voice! Join us as we explore 7 practical actions which will help survivors in finding their voices again.
Gender equality is a major issue in many societies. One way of promoting this will be to prevent violence against women through education, awareness, and activism campaigns. Violence has a significant impact on not only individual victims but their families and friends as well. The first thing we need to do is change how society views gender inequality. As we prepare for the Generation Equality Forum tomorrow in Paris here are ways we can support gender equality in our community.
The Cycle of Violence is a pattern of abuse where the abuser systematically harms the victim physically, mentally, emotionally, and sexually. Breaking the cycle requires a lot of effort and support.
Gender inequality is one of the biggest reasons behind gender-based violence. Find out how we can all take an active role to end it.
There are many ways that men and boys can get involved in the fight to end violence against women. It is important for males of all ages, from students to businessmen, teachers to law enforcement officers-to stand up and speak out about the injustice faced by those who live with gender inequality around them.