Women’s Aid have launched a video alongside their new relaunched website. Their online space still has all the helpful information which is beautifully presented and the site is easy to use.
Womens Aid launch new video
They presented their new video on their blog;
Women’s Aid in Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne & Newtownabbey (ABCLN) have released their second short film exploring the impact of domestic violence on women. Entitled My Story, the documentary-style film is a follow-up to last year’s Don’t Silence the Violence, which was made with the Ulster Orchestra. My Story features the personal stories of women who have suffered domestic violence. It provides a profound insight into the devastating effects of domestic violence and abuse on those who experience it.
“Victims of domestic violence are isolated through their experiences of violence. This isolation and fear are tools that perpetrators use to keep women trapped in violent, abusive relationships.“The women who informed the making of these films understood this very well and are reaching out to other women to offer support and tell them they are not alone. Their message is Don’t Silence the Violence – Speak Up, Step Out, We are here to listen and help.” (Source)
These people have been very brave to allow their story to be told but hopefully their bravery can help others who might find themselves in a similar situation.
If you are worried about someone or are in a situation where you are suffering domestic abuse, whether you are male or female, please call the number above for support and advice. Women’s Aid in Ballymena is based at the Naomi Centre, 2 Cullybackey Road, Ballymena.