REAL MEN DON’T BEAT UP WOMEN

By Drum Digital
02 December 2010

The Brothers Against Violence campaign lists these 16 points in their campaign.

1. Decide today NOT to look away, NOT to be a bystander and NOT to be silent.

2. If you are emotionally, physically, or sexually abusive to your partner and or your

children, contact the Stop Gender Based Violence helpline (0800 150 150) for help.

3. If alcohol makes you more likely to commit violence, start drinking less.

4. Provide support to women and children who you suspect are being abused.

5. If you witness violence and abuse, report it to the nearest Police Station

as soon as possible.

6. Help survivors to report abuse to the police and discourage them from

the pressure of withdrawing the case.

7. Try to understand how your own attitudes and actions might perpetuate

sexism and violence.

8. Be respectful to women and be a role model to younger boys in your community.

9. Talk to your friends, colleagues and relatives and encourage them to actively

take a stand against the abuse of women and children.

10. Learn about the services in your community that provide assistance to women

and children who experience violence and abuse.

11. Support women in your community and actively participate in their initiatives to

address issues of violence and child abuse.

12. Talk about violence against women and children. Organize community dialogues,

speak to people at your workplace, your church, your community policing forum etc.

13. Be aware of the signs and symptoms of violence and abuse, bruises, scratches, cuts,

and burns as well as emotional signs such as withdrawal, anxiety, fear and sadness.

14. If your relative, neighbour, friend, colleague is abusive to his partner and children,

try to talk to him about it, urge him to seek help.

15. If a woman has been raped, help her to access health services quickly and to test for HIV.

16. Be a Brother for Life, play your role and share this information with as many of

your acquaintances as you can.

Find Love!

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