Ten Easy Tips to Prevent Male Violence Against Women
1. Educate Yourself
Take the time to educate yourself about violence. Learning about the various types of male violence experienced by women will help you recognize violence if it occurs to you or someone close to you. Learn what resources are available within your community for victims of violence.
2. Naming the Behaviour
Do not be afraid to call the behaviour what it actually is.
3. Be There for Your Friends
Pay attention to the relationships of those close to you. Let those close to you know that you are available if they need you.
4. Examine Yourself
Have the courage to look inward and examine your own behaviours, attitudes and biases regarding violence against women.
5. Teach Your Children
From an early age, teach your children how to solve problems and express anger without harming others. Teach your children that violence in ALL relationships is unacceptable.
6. Set an Example
Show the young people in your life, through words and actions, how to treat women with fairness, equality and respect.
7. Stop Blaming Women
Women are NOT to blame for violence committed against them. Blaming women only allows violence to continue.
8. Publicly Commit
Do not laugh the next time someone tells a joke that degrades or exploits women. Not going along with the joke sends the message that degrading and
exploiting women is unacceptable.
9. Get Involved
Join an organization dedicated to preventing male violence against women. Become an activist!
10. Reach Out. Take Action Against Violence!
Stand up and take action when you witness violence or suspect violence is taking place. Get help for yourself if you use violence to control someone in your life. You can help stop violence against women!