”There is one universal truth, applicable to all countries, cultures and communities: violence against women is never acceptable, never excusable, never tolerable.” ”Men must teach each other that real men do not violate or oppress women – and that a woman’s place is not just in the home or the field, but in schools andContinue reading

”A real man wouldn’t lay a finger on a woman. He treats his partner with respect, love and support. In general, men are physically stronger and have no place abusing that power. Everyone has problems, arguments happen, but that’s when a real man uses his intelligence to talk it out or walk away.” ~ MattContinue reading

”Violence needs to stop. All of us – men and women – need to speak up and teach our children that violence is never the solution. Together we can make a difference. The best place to start is with yourself.” ~ Will Young

Know the Signs of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence can happen to anyone—white, black, young, old, rich, poor, educated, not educated. Sometimes violence begins early on in a relationship and other times it takes months or even years to appear. But there are generally warning signs. Be wary of the following red flags an abuser may exhibit at any point in aContinue reading “Know the Signs of Domestic Violence”

”We all like to think that if we were the victims of domestic abuse we’d up and leave – but it’s not always as easy or straightforward as that. Women stay with abusive partners for all kinds of reasons – they love them, they fear them, they have children with them, they believe they canContinue reading

Challenge Attitudes Towards Violence

“Domestic violence can be so easy for people to ignore, as it often happens without any witnesses and it is sometimes easier not to get involved. Yet, by publicly speaking out against domestic violence, together we can challenge attitudes towards violence in the home and show that domestic violence is a crime and not merelyContinue reading “Challenge Attitudes Towards Violence”

”Women should know that love doesn’t abuse you. It shouldn’t hurt you. Love cannot be redefined into ’He only hit me once, I’ll let it slide.’ Love is happiness, not being neglectful, caring, being respectful, providing, having standards, kindness, standing up for the right things.” —Jahmene Douglas

8 Common Myths About Domestic Violence

Part 5:#8. It’s Easy for a Victim to Escape From an Abusive Relationship From an outside perspective, it might seem easy for a victim in an abusive situation to get out or seek help. But fear has a crippling effect on a victim, keeping their mind chained to their situation and immobilizing them from anyContinue reading “8 Common Myths About Domestic Violence”