Women’s support groups and their roles


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Women’s support groups and their roles

  2. 2. WOMEN’S SUPPORT GROUP GLOBALLYBattered Womens Support Services (BWSS)- started by a group of women in 1979- provide support & advocacy for women who have experienced abuse, as well as, training & education about violence against women.- As part of the feminist anti-violence movement, their long- term goal is the elimination of all violence against women.- launched The Violence Stops Here Campaign urging men to own their role in ending violence against women (2010)
  3. 3. - After retiring their Dating Violence Program in 2007 they have launch Youth Engagement in Violence Prevention in 2010.- They serve over 8,000 women, deliver over training and professional development to over 350 professionals each year.
  4. 4. WOMEN’S JOURNEY a support group that helps women regain self esteem and establish gender equality. a community that helps women to identify the silent discriminations that limit their lives and invades their personal identity. The founder, Ann Lewis Ph.D. is a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida, with a private practice that promotes healing from within; she has over 23 years clinical experience counseling individuals, couples, and groups.
  5. 5. Feminist Womens TherapyGroup a group just for women who are seeking a supportive place to meet and talk with other women in a feminist empowered space. Women who join this group may be dealing with general life issues such as career concerns, life transitions, anxiety or feelings of sadness, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, or other general life issues.
  6. 6.  It is a talk therapy group that is closed , meaning that members who join this group are willing to make a commitment to attend this group regularly for a minimum of 6 months or more because they want a safe, healing, emotional space to form deeper connections with other women. Typically women who join this group are professional or business women who are between 30-55 years of age. Housewives or women who work part-time are also appropriate for this group
  7. 7. Sexual Abuse/AssaultSurvivors Group (SASS) for women who have been sexually abused as children, survivors of incest, and women who have been raped or sexually assaulted in childhood or adulthood. to discuss similar experiences and the lasting impact that it has had in their adult life.- offer survivors a safe place to come talk about their sexual abuse/assault experiences with others Participants will learn about "Accommodation Syndromes," experiencing "Damaged Goods Syndrome," stages of "Rape Trauma Syndrome," and explore similarities and differences members have experienced.
  8. 8.  members offer positive support to one another while coping with different issues that arise in the aftermath of incest, sexual abuse, sexual assault and rape.
  9. 9. WOMEN’S SUPPORT GROUP iNMalaysiaThe Womens Centre for Change (WCC) a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminate violence against women and children, empower women and promote gender equality. actively involved in campaign and community work to overcome gender violence in our society. also provides social services for abused women and their children.
  10. 10. Responsibilities: Enhance communication, advocacy and information materials (press release, news and feature writing) to promote WCCs work. Write, edit and oversee to the production of WCC publications, e.g. newsletter, annual reports, publications and brochures. Manage, generate and update the contents of WCC website. Assist in the development and implementation of a communication and advocacy strategy for WCC.
  11. 11. ALL WOMEN’S ACTiON SOCiETY(AWAM) AWAM is an independent feminist organization committed to improving the lives of women in Malaysia. We are tax-exempt, non-profit organization established in 1985. AWAM operates on the strength of a dynamic group of volunteer members and a pool of dedicated staff. Both are responsible for the direction and policies of the organization.
  12. 12. Training and education is an area in which AWAM specializes. Our training expertise include: gender ; rape sexual harassment domestic violence womens rights & human rights women & the media feminist counseling
  13. 13. Talian Nur hotline Remember this number: 15999. It is the number of "Talian Nur", the hotline link to enable early intervention for victims of domestic violence, child abuse, and natural disasters. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, launched the integrated one-stop call centre set up by the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry Wednesday. He urged the public to use it properly and not make crank calls, adding that those responding to the calls must also act quickly to relay the information. Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Jalil said the 29 call agents would work on three shifts to answer calls 24-hours a day and seven days a week from the call centre based in Kuala Lumpur.
  14. 14.  the ministrys existing two helplines - TeleDera and Healthline had been consolidated with Talian Nur, adding that the police would also help dealing with calls involving criminal activities. The call centre allowed assistance to all types of social woes victims with greater speedadding the hotline was a necessity with the increasing number of social issues and natural disaster cases being reported
  15. 15. Reference http://www.wccpenang.org/wcc/index.php?option=co m_content&task=view&id=26&Itemid=48 http://www.wao.org.my/# http://www.awam.org.my/ http://www.ciedsindia.org/004_vimochana_campaign _3.htm http://www.ehow.com/list_6700797_domestic- violence-support-group-activities.html