Gender-based violence (GBV) affects millions of people across the globe in a multitude of ways. While progress has been made to reduce it, many are still suffering and need our help. Whether you have someone close who is struggling with GBV or wish to get involved on an advocacy level – there’s plenty we can do as individuals to support those affected by this horrible crime. We must first remember that for real breakthroughs occur, survivors must be willing and able to empower themselves too. Check out five powerful ideas that could make a difference when fighting gender-based violence.
Tag: domestic abuse
Too many people in abusive relationships wait until the perfect time arises for moving out. One reason might be because the whole idea of escaping domestic abuse unharmed can seem intimidating. But it’s essential to recognize that the ideal time may never come and that it’s best to act quickly.
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.
I have a problem with the term ‘domestic abuse survivor.’
Coercive control is the first step in domestic violence. If we can identify it and stop it there, we can save lives.
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 is a simple guideline on how to support them.
17 years ago I got married for the second time. We were blessed with a warm, crisp and sunny Autumn day and were surrounded by family and friends in the small country house hotel we had exclusive use of for the event.
Little did I know then what experiences that marriage would bring me. I’d been married before to a physically and sexually abusive man who had beat me up for the first time on our wedding night. I was adamant that my second marriage would be for life.