Imagine not being able to make a change in your own home, the place where you live and should have safety. For many women and children, the only change they want to see, is a life safe and free. Often the issue of domestic violence is hard to understand, unless you’ve had some exposure to it as a survivor, relative, support person or professional; it can be very difficult to put yourself in their shoes. The thing is, no-one who has been impacted by domestic violence would want you to be in their shoes, so where do you start?
How can you make a difference?
Five actions that will prevent violence against women:
1/ Challenge condoning of violence against women
2/ Promote women’s independence & decision-making
3/ Challenge gender stereotypes & roles
4/ Strengthen positive, equal & respectful relationships
5/ Promote & normalise gender equality in public and private life
If we all work together, violence against women and children is preventable.
Domestic violence is not an individual problem; it's a health issue and a social problem AND it affects families worldwide.
Be the change - make an impact.
Reference: Our Watch - www.ourwatch.org.au