March 06, 2015
It's Time to #Saysomething About Domestic Violence
Too many women who are experiencing violence are suffering in silence – and we can all do something about it. This morning the Ministry of Children and Family Development released #saysomething, a new radio and social media campaign that aims to end the silence around domestic violence. Whether we’re aware of it or not, we all know someone whose life has been impacted by domestic violence. Our silence around the issue only reinforces the beliefs and attitudes that perpetuate violence. Breaking the silence around domestic violence isn’t easy, which is why #saysomething aims to raise awareness and provide practical advice and strategies to address domestic violence safely. As Surrey Women’s Centre’s own Ronnie Takhar said, “Women are suffering in silence. Women are suffering because of our silence. We have a responsibility as a community to stand up to the abusers of women and children. This doesn’t mean exposing an abuser or breaking the confidence of a woman who has shared her story with you. It does mean believing her and knowing she isn’t responsible. Saying something means using our words and actions to show that we don’t support the use or threat of violence.” You, too, can #Saysomething and take a stand against domestic violence. Learn more at http://saysomethingbc.ca.