#NotHerFault

The week of International Women’s Day 2016, support survivors of domestic violence by joining the #NotHerFault Campaign.

 

The high-profile celebrity abuse cases in 2015 have resulted in a swell of public conversation about the issue of violence against women. While the public has been engaged with the issue, Interval House wanted to find out whether attitudes toward domestic violence are changing. 

Interval House commissioned a study, and the results show that we still have a long way to go. The study revealed:  

  • 37% of Ontarians believe that a person is responsible for the consequences if they choose to stay in a violent relationship. This belief is higher among men (46%) than women.
  • 66% of Ontarians believe that women who say they were abused can be lying or exaggerating

We need to stop blaming victims for the actions of their abusers, and that starts with believing what they tell us. But how? 

This is where you come in! 

From March 1-8, 2016, you can participate in Interval House’s #NotHerFault social media campaign on Facebook and Twitter to help spread the word and take action to end abuse.  During the week leading up to International Women’s Day, you can the stats above using the hashtag #NotHerFault. For every share, post and retweet, Wyse Meter Solutions Inc. will donate $5 (up to $2500). 

Sample tweets:

  • 37% of Ontarians believe that a person is responsible for the consequences if they stay in an abusive relationship. #NotHerFault 
  • 66% of Ontarians believe that a woman who says she was abused can be lying or exaggerating. #NotHerFault

You can also link to this page (IntervalHouse.ca/NotHerFault) to give others ideas on how they can take action. 

Join us to say that violence that a woman experiences is #NotHerFault, and your support will help raise money to support survivors of domestic violence.