ORANJE HUIS: A NEW STYLE WOMEN’S SHELTER

Oranje Huis

Most victims of domestic violence are safe only if they go into hiding, which can intensify feelings of shame and isolation. In the Netherlands, a new style of shelter provides visible yet secure housing for women and families escaping from domestic violence. Oranje Huis residents are given specialized guidance, stay in touch with friends and family, and regain self-esteem.

Bringing the issue of domestic violence out into the open is a step in its prevention. So is education about the human right of women and girls to lead violence-free lives. Also, national and local laws must result in prosecution of abusers until no more domestic violence shelters are needed ever again. Speak up locally and nationally about the issue of domestic violence.

www.blijfgroep.nl/sites/default/files/infoFleafletengels.pdf

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