Last night a fellow pedestrian did something amazing. He saw a couple arguing on a corner, recognized the signs of abuse, and called the police. Then, instead of leaving an uncomfortable situation, he stayed on the corner - knowing that the yelling and shoving was much less likely to escalate to something even more dangerous for the young woman if there were bystanders. Thank you, you set a great example for all of us.
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This month at See the Triumph, we are focusing on stigma that our research participants experienced in their church and faith communities. Unfortunately, many people reported a great deal of stigma when they sought help from leaders and members in their faith communities during the process of leaving an abusive relationship. The following are real quotes from real survivors who, despite these…
Every community needs strong voices for ending intimate partner violence and ensuring that survivors within those communities are supported and able to access helpful resources. Based on our research and our work thus far with the See the Triumph campaign, we have learned that every person can make a difference by challenging the stigma surrounding intimate partner violence within their own…
We invite you to take this pledge to share a message of strength and support to those who have been a victim of any form of intimate partner violence. Unfortunately, survivors of intimate partner violence are so often are judged and stigmatized in our society. This pledge is for every victim and survivor of an abusive relationship who has been told that she or he is to blame for that abuse. …
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