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WFRC - Breaking the silence on domestic violence


“WE WANT TO CREATE A SOCIETY, WHERE WOMEN ARE ABLE TO LIVE WITHOUT THE FEAR OF DOMESTIC/ SEXUAL ABUSE, WITHOUT THE FEAR OF RAPE OR ANY OTHER FORMS OF ABUSE. A SOCIETY WHERE THEY ARE NOT PENALISED FOR BEING BORN FEMALE, WHERE WOMEN ARE ABLE TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.”
Here at WFRC, we are calling for a community that:
  • Says no to violence and abuse
  • Does not tolerate abuse
  • Hold offenders accountable
  • Promotes justice
  • Provides adequate support, resources and opportunities for all victims.

One of the greatest threats to family cohesiveness and stability is the public health concern of domestic violence. The demand for domestic violence services has still not changed although we are in the 21st century, making the need for education and prevention greater than it has ever been.

The Women and Families Resource Center provides free confidential and non-judgemental services for women, girls who are faced with or experiencing any form of domestic violence, rape and sexual abuse.

Clients come from self-referrals or through other organisations in the area. We sign post clients to other organisations when we are not in a position to respond to the specific needs of the client.

We provide the following services free of charge:
  • A telephone helpline
  • Formal and informal face to face support
  • Self help and support
  • Advice and information surgeries
  • One to one counselling by a Domestic Violence Adviser
  • Life Skills and personal development workshops
  • Awareness raising and early intervention initiatives
  • Safety Planning & Advocacy
The domestic violence adviser alongside volunteers do this by
  • Providing information about adult and child survivors’ rights, options and experiences
  • Safety planning
  • Building skills
  • Offering encouragement, empathy, and respect
  • Supportive counselling
  • Increasing access to community resources and opportunities
  • Increasing social support and community connections, together with community change and systems change at work.
“It didn’t matter whether I was quiet or I spoke, whether I cooked or not, there was always one thing that I will do before he pounced on me like a fierce lion. It was like walking on egg shells.”
“He seized and withheld my phone, bank cards and bus pass and wouldn’t talk to me and the kids for six months, even though I still played all my wifely duties.”
The Women and Family Resource Centre
... women from diverse backgrounds had the opportunity to meet new people, make friends, and practice conversational English

“We provide free confidential and non-judgemental services for women, girls...”


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