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.
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.
“Why don’t they leave?” This is a common question when many people hear that someone is in an abusive relationship. Leaving may seem simple to anyone but it’s never that easy. And here is why.
In most times when we talk about domestic violence, we tend to focus on physical, sexual and emotional abuse. Rarely does financial abuse come to mind. But why? Because financial abuse is less commonly understood or spoken about form of abuse. 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?
Many people are being emotionally abused without realizing it. Many wonder whether they are being abused but are confused as to what exactly emotional abuse is. As a way to help clear up any confusion you may have as to whether you are being emotionally abused, I present the most common tactics used by abusive people. The typical emotional abuser has an entire repertoire of tools he or she can use to manipulate and control their partner. While not every abuser uses these tactics in a deliberate, conscious way, many do.
Today is the International Women’s Day. I wish all the women out there a beautiful day!
Abusive marriages can be hard to leave at any age, but for older women with grownup children, there are issues that make it even harder. This is a factor service providers should have in mind as they come up with customized or targeted support.
Protecting women and girls from men’s violence should be every man’s business. There is a growing awareness that men, in partnership with women, can play a significant role in ending violence against women.