Act Now: You Can Be the Change


   We all have a voice to create a safe world that is free of violence.
                 We are all bystanders. As bystanders, we can save lives.

If you know someone in an abusive relationship:

  • Don’t engage in a physical fight; your safety is a priority
  • Speak up and acknowledge the situation, and if it’s safe, ask the person if she/he/they are okay
  • Listen and believe the survivor; emphasize the survivor’s safety
  • Let the survivor know that she/he/they are not responsible for the abuse and don’t deserve it
  • Support and respect all decisions; honor confidentiality
  • Offer resources, like DVRP’s hotline: 202-833-2233

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