How do we create change? Every one of us can be partners in ending
traditions of violence by raising awareness to its prevalence and its
cascade of tragic effects -- not only on those directly involved, but
on us all. We can each use the articles, statistics, and other materials
on this website to inform and enlist friends and colleagues. But we can
A particularly important, and enjoyable, avenue for change is to bring
together a local SAIV group in your community, organization, church,
mosque, synagogue, peace group, or other venue.
The good news is that this is already happening spontaneously as local
SAIV groups are springing up.
Each of these groups has been setting their own agendas for how to best
bring visibility -- and action -- to ending intimate violence. They are
bringing together representatives from government agencies (such as
departments of social services, education, child protection) and civil
society (religious groups, rape crisis hotlines, domestic violence
shelters, schools) as well as interested individuals, including
educators, business people, and social workers.
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