If someone told you they were experiencing domestic abuse
would you know what to say?
It’s not always easy to know how to respond if you are concerned that someone is experiencing domestic abuse. There are lots of myths and ideas about domestic abuse which stop women asking for help and which make it hard to know what to do and say.
At Broxtowe Women’s Project we believe that a sensitive and informed response can make all the difference and may even save a woman’s life.
If you would like a free short awareness raising session for your group or agency which can be tailored to your needs, then please contact us.
Why doesn’t she just leave? If only it were that simple! People who suggest this to survivors of domestic abuse don’t understand the dynamics of abusive relationships. It’s a sad fact that survivors of abuse are commonly ‘frozen out’ by family and friends who have ‘washed their hands’ of the situation, they have become frustrated … Continue reading Stop telling her to leave