Avon Justine: Speak Out Against Domestic Violence Tip 10

By Faeza
30 December 2015

Tip #10

As a family member or friend be supportive.

Many women are afraid to leave their abusive partners and leaving the relationship can be a lengthy process. Never suggest that the abuse is their fault and try to be understanding while also suggesting various ways in which the abuse can be stopped e.g. counselling for men, contacting a shelter or the police etc.

Remember you can contact the Help at your fingertips *134*7355# Free SMS Helpline

  1. If you are attacked or need immediate assistance dial *134*7355#
  2. Follow the prompts and answer accordingly
  3. Get the contact details of the three nearest organisations, police stations, counsellors or doctors that can give you immediate assistance