We are a strong and growing coalition of grassroots activists, survivors and volunteers who are using social media, the internet and training workshops to mobilize men and women to get involved to end violence against girls and women.
Each year during National Crime Victims Awareness Week, Battered Women’s Support Services urges men to own their role nationally.
We are committed to the belief that people everywhere need to Take the Pledge for the end of violence against girls and women. By ‘Taking the Pledge’ and simply sharing your photo online holding a sign that says ‘The Violence Stops Here’ you are lending your vital support to our cause.
To End Violence Against Girls and Women
To Engage Men to Own Their Role To End Violence Against Women
Violence against women includes (but is not limited to):
Battering and Gender-based domestic violence
Rape, marital rape and incest
Female genital mutilation
Murder and assault including dowry-related violence and honour killings
Human trafficking including cross-border prostitution rings and bride kidnappings
War crimes including rape as a weapon of war
The Violence Stops Here Campaign was established to:
To Urge Men to Own Their Role to End Violence Against Women and influence change in men’s behaviour promoting healthy manhood
To engage social media and online fundraising to raise awareness, engage volunteers and funds to see the end of violence against women
To deliver training and education workshops on the issue of violence against women
To hold cultural events that raise awareness, engage the general public in ending violence against women
To entrench a national movement of men and women to end violence and discrimination against girls and women