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End your silence
The only way we can stop the cycle of domestic violence, is to come together and end the silence.

This is a safe space for you to discover how to do that. Your way.

Ending Your Silence

  • Speak to someone; a friend, family member, your HR department at work or someone in your community you trust. 
  • Start to make plans to leave and move out permanently: Arrange a place to stay, set money aside and seek employment if you are not currently employed.
  • If possible, temporarily move out and find a safe space to stay. If you don't have a place to stay, there are shelters available.
  • Contact a women’s organisation for help, support and legal advice.
  • Share your story with a counsellor who is experienced in domestic abuse situations.
  • Get a Domestic Violence Protection Order at your local Magistrate’s Court to protect yourself (and your children).
  • Exercise your right to lay a charge of assault with the police.

2019 POWA (People Opposing Women Abuse), https://www.powa.co.za/POWA/