Members of KAVAC are all survivors of abuse. As a group, we support and help one another grow and heal from all forms of abuse by helping to change the system and organizations’ approaches to survivors.
Survivors Helping Survivors
The working definition we use is woman abuse and is used to refer to:
- The threatened or actual use of physical violence, sexual force, verbal, emotional, psychological, financial, or social abuse
- Woman abuse often takes place within a pattern of assaultive and controlling behaviours
- Abusive behaviour is used to intimidate, humiliate and frighten victims in order to make them believe they are powerless
From “Silent No More”