Being an advocate against domestic violence requires a certain kind of courage, knowledge, and experience. I believe it also requires INDEPENDENCE! That is if we want to support survivors in the best way possible.
But why? Let’s visit some history to learn more.
The battered women's movement began as a civil rights cry from the women across this country demanding that the violence against them stop. The women marching weren’t divided by an invisible line where advocates were on one side and clients were on the other. They were fellow sisters raising their voices and protesting for men to be held accountable for the violence they were inflicting upon them.