New website offers support to domestic abuse survivors
The Warrior Project is a new website providing victims of domestic abuse and gender-based violence with access to information and resources.
Launched at the beginning of August to coincide with Women's Month, it's the brainchild of Caveat Legal founder Yvonne Wakefield.
There actually are fantastic resources out there, but there's no comprehensive directory that lists all the helplines available, the counselling services, the shelters...Yvonne Wakefield, Founder - The Warrior Project
Wakefield says it's a project she's been wanting to get off the ground for a number of years.
I wanted to bring the law and legal services closer to the people it's actually trying to serve.Yvonne Wakefield, Founder - The Warrior Project
According to recent statistics from the United Nations (UN) women killed by intimate partners or family members account for 58% of all female homicide victims reported globally, and 69% of female homicide victims in Africa.
One of the hallmarks of abusive relationships is that the person being abused is led to fundamentally believe that the abuse is their fault.Yvonne Wakefield, Founder - The Warrior Project
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The WHY behind this project. Home is meant to be a safe space where one can feel loved, safe and protected. As one of the femicide capitals of the world- the most dangerous place a woman can be in this country is in her OWN home. . . How can we allow this to be our reality? As a society WE need to make a change! #WarriorsStandUp
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