Am I being Abused?
Does your partner:
- Embarrass you with put-downs?
- Look at you or act in ways that scare you?
- Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?
- Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?
- Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?
- Make all of the decisions?
- Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away or hurt your children?
- Prevent you from working or attending school?
- Act like the abuse is no big deal, it’s your fault, or even deny doing it?
- Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?
- Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?
- Shove you, slap you, choke you, or hit you?
- Force you to try and drop charges?
- Threaten to commit suicide?
If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions,
- Threaten to kill you?
you may be in an abusive relationship.
For support and more information please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or at TTY 1-800-787-3224.
Tamkine Program: Fighting Violence against Women in Morocco
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|Sunday, 07 August 2011 06:50|
"Tamkine" means empowerment in Morocco, and this is the key strategy through which the multi-sectoral joint programme addresses violence against women. Taking a multi-sectoral approach, it joins together 13 national entities and over 50 NGOs. It aims to prevent and protect women and girls from all forms of violence by addressing the inter-linkages between poverty and vulnerability.
With programme support, women survivors of violence have greater access to legal, psychological, social and economic support. Since 2008, 4651 women have benefitted from the programme supported centres for women survivors of violence. The number of counseling centres has grown from 38 in 2008 to 52 in 2010. One example is the multifunctional centre in Fes, where women find a safe space for themselves and their children, and are able to develop livelihood skills in confectionery, goldsmith's art, cookery, etc.
The center is documenting its efforts in order to build a national model for such integrated service provision. As a result, the Social Development Agency and the Ministry of Labour's Office on Professional Training have committed to make available financial and institutional support to sustain these activities. The video contains interviews with the United Nations joint programme coordinator and women who have sought the services of the "Batha" centre in Fes.
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|Last Updated on Sunday, 07 August 2011 07:11|