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How You Can Prevent Domestic Violence

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1 in 4 women will or have experienced domestic violence… so chances are, you're close to a woman who has endured domestic abuse. There is no stereotype of an abused woman. It affects women across all socioeconomic statuses, every race, every sexual orientation.


Charlie Ducharme and I are students in a gender violence class at Shoreline Community College. For our social action project we wanted to raise awareness on how any community member can intervene to prevent domestic violence from happening further. We ask that you take a few moments to read the short list of prevention strategies we compiled, and sign your name either on this site directly or in the facebook/social media post's comment section you were directed from. This will signify that you will not be a bystander and utilize these strategies if confronted with a domestic violence situation.

**We encourage you to leave a short statement in the "I'm signing because..." section so we can keep track of names**


By educating the public we can decrease the number of women affected by partner abuse.

 

 

  • DON’T BE A BYSTANDER

If someone is being abused in public, intervene. 

 

  • CALL THE POLICE IF YOU SEE OR HEAR OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

How would you feel if you were the victim and no one stepped in to stop the abuse?

 

  • BE PREPARED TO REFERENCE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OUTREACH PROGRAMS AND SHELTERS FOR WOMEN 

New Beginnings: 24 hour hotline (206)522-9472

YWCA Emergency Shelter: 24 Hour shelter address: 1118 Fifth Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 - Helpline: (206) 461-4882

Refugee Women: Refugee Women’s Alliance (206) 721-0243, Crisis Line:(206) 721-0243

Immigrants: Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (206) 587-4009

LGBTQ Community: The Northwest Network (206) 568-7777

 

  • BE A RESOURCE

If someone reveals they are victims of abuse, don't discredit them. Let them know you’re available and there to listen. Some victims may not have what they need to execute an escape plan or even know what an escape plan is. You can help by offering resources: stories from other women who have successfully removed themselves, numbers for crisis hotlines, offering to babysit if they have kids. Help them create a successful exit strategy. Ask what you can do to support the victim

 



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