About Love, Honour and Respect
At Love, Honour and Respect we aim to provide teens and adults with clear information and advice on such matters as:
- Healthy Dating and Relationships
- Unhealthy Relationships
- Sexual Harassment
- Sexual Assault
- Domestic Violence
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.
By educating both men and women in healthy relationship practices, we hope to reduce the incidents of abuse. There is no need for violence and assault, and we aim to minimise the number of damaging and harmful situations.
IT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE
There is no shame in being abused, it can happen to anyone.
Dating violence and domestic violence, is a pattern of controlling and abusive behaviour and can happen to anyone of any age, race, sexual orientation or status in society.
- It can include verbal, emotional, physical, sexual, and financial abuse.
- Violence knows no boundaries!
For direct, immediate action and support Australia-wide contact Lifeline: 13 11 14
If you are a teen or young adult who is experiencing sexual abuse, help is out there.
For advice or counselling call the Lifeline service on 13 11 14.
Someone from Lifeline will offer advice on your personal situation.
You may also need help from the police and other such officers.
Please do not hesitate to call them if you need help.
We are here to help you……
We Raise Awareness of Abuse
Firstly, we work to raise awareness in order to reduce the occurrence of rape, date rape and domestic violence. We assess whether or not a case of domestic violence can be rectified through relationship counselling. If it can’t, we provide emergency accommodation so that mothers and children can leave a violent relationship safely.
Self Reliance Support and Income Training
Free from the Gilded Cage
Once a woman is safely away from harm, she will be given the opportunity to learn how to support herself and her children. As part of our assistance we provide self-reliance support in the form of income training.
Post-Traumatic Stress Counselling
Having endured prolonged abuse, many people suffer from post-traumatic stress.
Healing and clearing this stress and the behavioural patterns that go with it, is essential before starting a new relationship. Patterns of abuse are often passed on through the generations as learned social norms; receiving professional counselling is a must to break the cycle of abuse.
Our final goal is to provide justice for abuse victims in the form of Legal Aid, by supporting and building upon the services provided by the network of local programs.
Take Part in Ending Domestic Violence!
You can make a difference in ending domestic violence for teens and adults in your community!
- Speak out against violence. Reporting abuse, harassment, disrespect or date rapes that you see or experience yourself. (If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, ring the New South Wales Domestic Violence Line on 1800 656 463)
- Educate yourself and your community by listening to or reading the information that you find here.
- Share the information with friends, family, teachers, coaches, mentors and community members. 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 and highlighting the issue within your schools, workplaces and community. Your active involvement in reaching and teaching women and men of all ages is a critical first step to ending the violence!
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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.
Click here if you’d like to know more about this novel.
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