Ending your silence against domestic violence means speaking up for yourself when you experience or see abuse taking place. Domestic violence is a prevailing social problem that majorly affects women and girls across South Africa.
Unfortunately, a significant number of cases of abuse go unreported, which means the majority of abuse victims live in silence about their experiences of domestic violence, often out of shame or fear of the stigma of domestic abuse. In dealing with the significant levels of domestic violence devastating the country, silence is one of the greatest barriers to addressing domestic violence as it keeps victims and witnesses of abuse from reporting cases of domestic violence.
End the Silence - How to Speak Up Against Abuse?
The only way to stop the cycle of domestic violence is by coming together and ending the silence around domestic abuse. We have some short and long-term strategies you can use to play your part in ending the silence.