Caribbean American Domestic Violence Awareness (CADVA)

Caribbean American Domestic Violence Awareness (CADVA)

CADVA, INC. was founded by a victim (Sukree Boodram author of BreakOut) who eventually changed her status by empowerment and perseverance, becoming a survivor.  Using her own personal journey through healing and recovery she has committed to helping others to Break their Silence and create healthier choices and to change their status and become an empowered survivor. The hope is each victim becomes empowered to feel they deserve better treatment from the one person who claimed to have loved them.

Learn about alcoholism: A disease: A mental illness

Learn about alcoholism: A disease: A mental illness

Battering is a socially learned behavior, and is not the result of substance abuse or mental illness, advocacy groups claim. “Men who batter frequently use alcohol abuse as an excuse for their violence. They attempt to rid themselves of responsibility for the problem by blaming it on the effects of alcohol,” they say.

Alcohol does not and cannot make a man abuse a woman, but it is frequently used as an excuse. Many men drink and do not abuse anyone as a result. On the other hand many men abuse women when they are sober. It can be easier for some men and for some women to believe that the violence would not have happened if a drink had not been taken.

It’s part of the denial process. Alcoholism and battering do share some similar characteristics — both may be passed from generation to generation, both involve denial or minimization of the problem, both involve isolation of the family.

So, why do batterers do it? How can you tell if you are at risk? If you are in an abusive relationship, what can you do? View information on this site then proceed to the others sites on this page to get help and support.

Help for those affected by someone else's drinking

Help for those affected by someone else’s drinking

In Al-Anon, members do not give direction or advice to other members. Instead, they share their personal experiences and stories, and invite other members to “take what they like and leave the rest”—that is, to determine for themselves what lesson they could apply to their own lives.

Newcomers to Al-Anon are often interested in learning from members whose personal situations most closely resemble theirs. After attending Al Anon meetings, they begin to understand how much they have in common with everyone affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of the specific details of their personal situation.

You will learn you did not cause it, you cannot cure it and you cannot control it, but you can contribute to it by enabling an alcoholic.

This help is available worldwide.

Help for Alcoholics

Help for Alcoholics

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

This help is available worldwide.

Help & Shelter Services in Guyana to combat Domestic Violence

Help & Shelter Services in Guyana to combat Domestic Violence

Help & Shelter was founded in 1995 to work against all types of violence, especially domestic and sexual violence and child abuse.We have become a leader in the fight against violence in Guyana and in the provision of services to victims/survivors. Our work is widely recognised and in the 2011 national honours list we were awarded a Medal of Service.

On this website you can find information about Help & Shelter and the work we do, including counseling, public education and advocacy and our shelter for abused women and their children.

The resources, including our manuals and public education materials, may be freely downloaded and distributed but we would be grateful if you would acknowledge Help & Shelter in any derived works.

Let your voice be heard in Guyana

Let your voice be heard in Guyana

Join your friends and be part of this global movement on Facebook…

Some men seem to be waging war on women who, overwhelmingly, have been the victims of domestic violence. When will the war end?

Men have been murdering their wives and partners with frightening frequency. Earlier in May, Gertrude Edwards was slashed to death at Ithaca Village, West Bank Berbice. In April, Beverly Mangru was stabbed to death at Vreed-en-Hoop, West Bank Demerara. In March, Savitri Arjune was stabbed to death at Herstelling, East Bank Demerara. In February, Latoya Woolford was stabbed to death at her home in …Ruimveldt. In all of these cases, the victims’ partners or spouses were accused of the crimes.

Not only these, but women in several other areas — Annandale, Enterprise and Mon Repos on the East Coast Demerara; Mocha and Herstelling on the East Bank Demerara; Uitvlugt on the West Coast Demerara and West Coast Berbice — have been the scenes of many bloody and beastly murders in recent years. There have been many more and thousands of lesser offences. Elsewhere, the elderly, children and men have also been abused. Domestic violence − physical or psychological abuse − is becoming more pervasive. It does not respect race, religion, culture or class and has penetrated every corner of the country and every stratum of society.

Source: Stabroek News

http://www.stabroeknews.com/2009/guyana-review/05/28/waging-war-on-women-domestic-violence-in-guyana/See More
Mission
It’s ok to walk away, if you are in an abusive relationship, it makes no sense staying. There will only be one loser, that’s you!

Let your voice be heard in India

Let your voice be heard in India

To stop violence against women…Join our Facebook friends..

Violence against women is not only a women’s issue but also a larger social issue and a human rights violation. turn to any newspaper at random and you would find the reports of such kind of violence all over the country. These are all what we come to know through different forms of media. There are many cases which go unreported every day. In fact, include the cases which we our self indulge in, …or the ones which we witness in the neighbourhood but are hesitant in taking even a single step to reduce their occurrences.

In our society, violence on women is bursting. It is present almost everywhere and nowhere is this eruption more intense than right behind the doors of our homes. Behind closed doors of homes all across our country, people are being tortured, beaten and killed.See More

National Domestic Violence Hotline

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Abuse is a pattern of coercive control that one person exercises over another. Battering is a behavior that physically harms, arouses fear, prevents a partner from doing what they wish or forces them to behave in ways they do not want.

Battering includes the use of physical and sexual violence, threats and intimidation, emotional abuse and economic deprivation.

Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. It can happen to couples who are married, living together or who are dating. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.

If you think you might be in an abusive relationship please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233),

New York City Help

New York City Help

New York City Family Justice Center Initiative
The New York City Family Justice Center Initiative of the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence reduces barriers faced by victims of domestic violence who are seeking help. This innovative program enables victims to meet with a prosecutor, speak with a trained counselor, and apply for housing and financial assistance in just one visit – all in their language while their children play safely in the next room. By providing services in one location with partnering City agencies and community providers, the Brooklyn, Queens and Bronx Centers are increasing the effectiveness of service delivery to break the cycle of violence. The New York City Family Justice Center Initiative is a private/public partnership of the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization established to promote partnerships between the City and the private sector.

Haven of Lake and Sumter Counties of Florida

Haven of Lake and Sumter Counties of Florida

Haven offers 24-hour crisis intervention and emergency shelter for domestic and sexual violence victims and their minor children.
If you are in an abusive relationship call HAVEN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE 352-753-5800. If you are a victim of sexual assault, call HAVEN SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE 352-787-1379 TDD: 1-800-955-8771
ALL Haven services are provided FREE of charge. Domestic violence, or battering is a pattern of abusive behaviors that some individuals use to control their intimate partners. Battering can include physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and other controlling actions. The following questions may help you decide if you are being abused.