How to Help Someone Who is Being Abused

We know from survivors of abuse that the assistance of others can be an important part of ending the violence in their lives. The support of friends, capsule family and community can help to break the isolation of abuse, and provide much needed support and information. Information provides women with community resources and concrete ways to take action e.g. giving a woman in an abusive relationship a phone number to call for help may be a crucial first step for her. A woman may hear for the first time from you that woman abuse is unjust and that she has done nothing to deserve it. Every action that we take as individuals is part of the solution towards ending violence against women.