Security and Prevention Measures
If you are a victim of domestic violence or know someone who is, safety measures should be taken to enable the person to leave.
Seek support from a family member, friend or support resource. Contact the police and provide information about the violent situation. Request a police escort and/or go to the Specialised Domestic Violence Chamber of the nearest Court to request a protection order and its interim measures.
Pack a suitcase with important items such as:
I wanted to be the way men wanted me to be...
An attempt at life; a game of hide-and-seek with my being. But I was made of presents and my feet flat on the promising earth could not resist walking backwards, and kept going forward, onward, mocking the ashes to reach the kiss of new paths.
- Julia de Burgos