family violence

Let's say NO to violence against women in our community

Today is White Ribbon Day - a day where as a community we say 'Not one more'. Let's not only dare to dream, but work together to actively create a society where we ALL ensure that not one more woman or child is killed or hurt by a violent man. What's particularly exciting and important about the White Ribbon Day initiative is that it asks men to pledge their commitment to eradiating violence against women. How powerful when men speak out and give their support!!!

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How do you know when what you are experiencing in your relationship is not acceptable?

Q: As a partner how do you know when that line has been crossed ?

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When the one you love is also the one you fear

Are you with someone who at times can be thoughful, caring, kind - but at other times can be intimidating, threatening, verbally or even physically aggressive? Do any of the following vignettes sound familiar?

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Creating non-violent relationships: is assertiveness the key?

It's sad but true, people who grow up in families where there has been violence are more likely to repeat the cycle of abuse in their own relationships. Often a victim of violence will ask the question - what is it about me that attracts abusive, violent partners? Perpetrators of violence will ask - if I don't use violence, how can I get my needs met? What sounds like two vastly different perspectives are, in fact, grounded in the same world-view: - violence is a part of the personality; either I am the type of person who attracts violence, or I'm the type of person who uses violence.

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White Ribbon Day - let's say 'no' to violence as a community

Yesterday was White Ribbon Day - a day where as a community we say 'Not one more'. Let's not only dare to dream, but work together to actively create a society where we ALL ensure that not one more woman or child is killed or hurt by a violent man. What's particularly exciting and important about the White Ribbon Day initiative is that it asks men to pledge their commitment to eradiating violence against women. How powerful when men speak out and give their support!!!

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