Take The Brave Woman Pledge

I wrote about Brave Woman a couple weeks ago. Today I want to ask you all to join me in signing the Brave Woman pledge.

Pledge to stand up for women and children in trouble. Pledge to not turn a blind eye when you suspect something. Pledge to provide a listening ear to your friends and really listen. Pledge to support women who have left a relationship and are standing up for themselves.

These are all things that I pledge to do in 2012 and beyond because no woman or child should have to be in a situation where they are belittled, threatened, or put in harms way.

To learn more about Brave Woman you can view their website, follow them on Twitter, or “like” them on Facebook.

(Disclosure: This post has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias but all thoughts are my own. #CBias #BraveWoman)

Brave Woman

Did you know that one in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime? With that statistic I think it’s safe to say that everyone who reads this post has either experienced violence or has a loved one or friend who has been physically abused by a domestic partner. Maybe some of you reading this are still in an abusive situation and you feel too scared to leave. Even more saddening is that someone reading this might think this abuse is somehow their fault or they may feel stuck in the situation they are in and feel like they can’t leave. To them I just want to say, it’s not your fault. You did nothing to cause this and I am begging you to reach out to someone you know and trust to help you get out of the situation you are in. Leaving a violent relationship requires one to be brave because they are leaving a situation they are familiar with but guess what? You will NEVER be alone in the journey. There is a whole network of women who want to support you and show you that you deserve a better life!

Brave Woman is an online community of people who believe that every woman who escapes domestic violence is not a victim but someone who is strong and brave. They provide support and resources to those starting their lives all over again so that they can become independent  and start the healing process. The website gives women a chance to share their stories and the opportunity to listen to and learn from women who have gone through similar situations.

Want to support the Brave Woman cause? Consider making a donation, advocating against violence, or sharing about this important topic. You can also sign the Brave Woman pledge and stand up for yourself and other women.

Brave Woman can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.

(Disclosure: This post has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias #BraveWoman All thoughts are my own.)