About Love Honour and Respect
Love Honour and Respect is the education arm of the Loving Heart Foundation Australia. We provide teens and adults with clear and accurate information on sexual harassment, sexual assault, and dating, gender and domestic violence. Hopefully it will lead to reducing the incidence of these things.
Ultimately, healthy relationships involve love, honour and respect. The information that we provide on this site, in isolation, is not enough to end all forms of violence. However, when used in conjunction with a community effort, it is more likely that violence will be eradicated.
The Loving Heart Foundation Australia is a non-government, not-for-profit private organisation that is currently based in the Illawarra region of NSW but will be moving to west of the Blue Mountains. It is committed to the prevention and elimination of all forms of violence from intimidation and harassment to domestic violence and sexual assault. We firstly work to enhance safety and provide awareness so that date rape, rape and domestic violence will not occur. However, if domestic violence is not able to be prevented, we provide emergency accommodation so that women and children can leave a violent relationship safely.
We also provide income training for the women whom we assist. Once a woman is safely away from harm, she’ll be given the opportunity to learn how to support herself and her children so that she never has to return to the same kind of situation again. Our website that has articles aligned with this training can be found at this link here: Free From the Gilded Cage . This is just a sample of what will be taught.
Then we aim to provide justice for abuse victims by supporting and building upon the services provided by the network of local programs available everywhere. To learn more about what we do, visit our website at www.lovingheartfoundationaustralia.org
Take Part in Ending Domestic Violence
You can make a difference for teens and adults in your community if you practice the things you learn from our site. Speak out against violence and by reporting any abuse, harassment, disrespect or date rapes that you see or experience yourself. Start by educating yourself and your community by listening to or reading the information that you find here. Then share the information with friends, family, teachers, coaches, mentors and community members so that they too can speak out against all forms of violence and abuse.
Don’t be a passive bystander. Get involved by promoting public awareness activities to highlight the issue within your schools, workplaces and community. Your active involvement in reaching and teaching women of all ages, from children to teens to adults, is a critical first step to ending the violence!
For Teens and Young Adult Women:
Dating violence, like domestic violence, is a pattern of controlling, and abusive behaviours of one person over another within a romantic relationship. It can include verbal, emotional, physical, sexual, and financial abuse. Dating violence can occur in both heterosexual and homosexual relationships. It can happen at any age too. Violence knows no boundaries and crosses all lines of race, socio-economic status, etc. It CAN happen to ANYONE.
If you are a teen or young adult who has experienced dating or sexual abuse, help is out there. If you want to seek advice or counseling about it, Lifeline offers a telephone counseling service. You can all them on 1800 737 732.
Someone from Lifeline will speak to you and advise you of what can be done in your situation. You may also need help from the police and other such officers. Please do not hesitate to call them if you feel that you need help.
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Help Us Raise Funds
If you’d like to help us raise funds, you’re invited to purchase the first novel in our series of seven. The Bravehearts of Belgrave High was published in February 2016. It is a courageous story of a young teen growing up in a home filled with dysfunction and domestic violence. She attends a school where she’s bullied and harassed. The story tells of how she manoeuvres her way through such difficult times.
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