What is Brave Woman?


Brave Woman is a grassroots movement, actively partnering with abuse survivors, particularly those who cannot or do not seek services, to rediscover and use their voice for transformational change and healing personally, in families, in communities and within support systems.


Together we can create a world community that:

  • Supports the difficult, daily decisions a woman makes with respect and understanding.
  • Becomes consistently aware of incidents of violence, its impact on lives and takes action.
  • Listens to the wisdom of survivors and incorporates their insight into solutions.
  • Effectively addresses the complex issues faced by survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.



  • Join Brave Woman – Take the Pledge!

    Here I Am Campaign
    Take the Pledge
    "I pledge to honor and respect brave women and children who make moment-by-moment difficult decisions every day to deal with the impact of domestic violence and sexual assault on their lives, even when I may not understand their journey. I pledge to remain aware of what is happening to others in my world, speak up against domestic and sexual violence in any form and actively do my part to stop violence when I can.  I will stand tall for human dignity and safety for all people and let them know I care. "
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    Thank you!

    Our belief is that we can’t end domestic violence as long as there are humans with our range of emotions, experiences, old hurts, anger and need for power. But, we can do things to stop domestic violence in the world around each of us. Brave Woman honors the creative and tenacious journey women and children undertake to find peace, gain self-confidence and make new choices.

    Take the Pledge
    Here I Am Campaign
    Take the Pledge
    "I pledge to honor and respect brave women and children who make moment-by-moment difficult decisions every day to deal with the impact of domestic violence and sexual assault on their lives, even when I may not understand their journey. I pledge to remain aware of what is happening to others in my world, speak up against domestic and sexual violence in any form and actively do my part to stop violence when I can.  I will stand tall for human dignity and safety for all people and let them know I care. "
    PLEDGE
    Thank you!
    Our shared vision is that every woman and child will have the supportive resources they need to live without fear in their homes and in their communities. Each survivor will be heard and their worth, talents, potential, courage and abilities will be honored. We will work together to end domestic violence one woman, one family at a time.

    Learn More
    Brave Woman is proud to be an official partner of the National Network to End Domestic Violence. We are jointly launching a national project to gather the wisdom and insights of survivors and build tools for awareness and action. We are also partners with shelters and programs in many states and growing. We will work together to end domestic violence one woman, one family at a time.

    National Network to End Domestic Violence

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    Experience the wisdom of survivors and the support of our Champions. Take a few minutes and tune into their words.



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    Some acts of abuse we can see and others are hidden in wounded emotions, psychological control and isolation. Stay aware, ask questions, take action for those you love and the wellbeing of the community you live in. .


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    WHAT WILL THE BRAVE WOMAN COMMUNITY DO?

    Gathering Wisdom

    Collect survivor video and narrative perspectives on key issues related to domestic violence and sexual assault to encourage action and positive change.

    Messaging

    Produce & distribute 60″ spots, wisdom films and topic-related shorts from survivors (men, women and children) as teaching tools for advocates, law enforcement, judges, and all champions to foster greater understanding and effective action.

    Listening Sessions

    Produce and provide a template for listening sessions where survivors share insights, challenges and ideas while family, friends, and professionals listen. Information from these sessions will contribute meaningful data.

    Connect with Stories

    Working with teen and adult authors, songwriters and artists, offer fiction stories and artistic interpretations of the inside life/experience of survivors (adult and children).

    Coalitions

    Work with statewide coalitions, individual shelters, government and civic groups to promote the message of understanding and courage under the Brave Woman program.

    Legislation

    Support legislative changes as feasible that honor survivors and fund needed services.

    Tools For The Journey


    Brave Woman does not offer direct services, but we do create tools for individual and community change.

    Store

    Coming soon, products that express the message of hope, support and change for survivors.


    and more…

    Survivors guide the focus of Brave Woman. Additional opportunities for voice will be created as needed.


     

    How Do We Stop Domestic Violence?

    This is how:

    We listen to the voices of survivors.
    We learn from their experiences.
    We are patient.
    We are open to change.
    We don’t make assumptions.
    We, as a caring community, take action.