To stop domestic violence, we all need to work together.
Help a friend who is being abused.
- Let her know that the abuse is not her fault, listen to her, help her to identify resources and options, empower her to make choices for here safety, and provide non-judgmental support and an opportunity for her to seek your support again.
Speak up about abuse.
- Let abusers know their behavior is wrong and encourage them to get help. If you see abuse, call the police ‚ doing nothing can make the abuse worse and even deadly.
Educate yourself and others.
- Call your local domestic violence programs or village service providers to schedule informational workshops for your workplace, community group or church. Encourage schools to include abuse prevention as part of their curricula.
Set an example.
- Make a commitment to work for equality and ending violence in all of its forms. Model non-violent and respectful behavior through your everyday actions.