Organisations that run the Voices for Change program must have support systems in place to minimise and handle the risk of further perpetration of violence, as well as additional trauma survivors may experience as a result of speaking out.
Organisations contemplating delivering the program must have a deep understanding of violence against women and its impacts on women, children, families and communities and have capacity to provide:
risk assessment and management
support and counselling
preparation and ongoing support to advocates
debriefing for advocates
liaison between the media and advocates.
Watch the video below for more on working with the media to help prevent violence against women.
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