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Tips for Friends & Family of Rape & Sexual Abuse Survivors If you decide to report a rape A Test on Abuse Male Sexual Assault How to Help Someone Heal Self-Care for Friends and Family Was I Raped? What to Do if You Were Raped Help for Men Who Are Being Abused Getting Out of an Abusive Relationship Top 10 Signs You Are In an Abusive Relationship How to Leave an Abusive Relationship Why domestic…

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Safe Homes

WAR is privileged to donate food, nappies, toiletries, towels, bedding, clothes, toys, kitchenware and furniture to the many safe homes we support. These little joys are cherished by the children, men and women. Often it is a hug and a humble gift that are the greatest luxury. There are so many homes we visit and meet needs of regularly, but some that have really touched our hearts are mentioned below: Odirile Home, at Temba Hammanskraal,…

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Counselling

Woman Against Rape assists and supports a network of counselling services around the country by giving comfort packs for victims to the counsellors to hand out. The counselling service is free and WAR encourages all affected by rape or abuse to seek counselling for themselves and loved ones. Crucial to the recovery of survivors of rape and abuse, counselling teaches problem-solving skills, such as how to overcome negative beliefs, assumptions or expectations that are the…

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Empowerment

Woman Against Rape is an advocate of sustainable change. It is vital for the survival of someone who has been abused that we teach skills to empower and give them the means to sustain themselves in the economy. Skills Development Emphasis is on discovering the potential of each child and determining their interest and talents. Accordingly, specific training activities are introduced to develop each one’s talent and abilities. Computer Literacy More computer courses at several…

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Comfort Packss

We bring comfort and restore dignity to victims when we give them a “comfort pack” containing personal care products, clean underwear, sanitary pads, soft toy, sweets, chocolate, and juice. This may seem like such a small thing, but it gives back a sense of dignity to a person when they can wash themselves off and put on clean underwear again. Children open up to the trauma workers more readily once they get the soft toy…

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Partner Rape

A Brief Overview of Partner Rape In this article, we’ll look at the commonality of partner rape, other forms of abuse that may also happen, and a little on why abusers rape and excuses they make. If you are a survivor new to acknowledging partner rape and healing, the following may help to “normalize” your experiences. Please be aware that although the victims are identified as female, and perpetrators male, these may be interchangeable depending…

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Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

What is domestic violence? The following can be regarded as domestic violence: sexual abuse (whether you are married to the other person or not) physical abuse or assault (for example, slapping, biting, kicking, and threats of physical violence) damage to property or anything you value stalking (when the other person follows or approaches you or your children repeatedly) economic abuse, that is, when the other person keeps money to which you are legally entitled from…

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different types of abuse

Different Types of Abuse

Physical Abuse Physical abuse is any intentional and unwanted contact with you or something close to your body. Sometimes abusive behaviour does not cause pain or even leave a bruise, but it’s still unhealthy. Examples of physical abuse are: Scratching, punching, biting, strangling or kicking Throwing something at you such as a phone, book, shoe or plate Pulling your hair Pushing or pulling you Grabbing your clothing Using a gun, knife, box cutter, bat, mace…

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