On behalf of Jersey Women’s Refuge welcome to our gift site!
Created as the first in a range of initiatives that are planned for launch in 2017, this is the first activity we’re doing under a long term campaign called KnowLove3, which aims to get the whole community backing a long term mission to end domestic abuse in Jersey.
KnowLove3 aims to:
- Educate adults and children simultaneously, to Know what is and is not Love, and say no to any form of abuse.
- Empower sufferers and those with lived experience to re-shape their lives, and to take back control of their life story, so they can say no and Know Love.
- Eliminate domestic violence.
We really hope that as you browse the site, as well as giving you some lovely ideas for gifts, it will give you a lot more information about the work JWR does and the ways that donations to the charity are used. Through descriptions of products, you can explore the broad range of support given to clients and the benefits delivered. We want to share with you the positive side of the work we do, so you can see difference the gifts you buy make for local women and children.
Our aim in 2017 is to take a gender and attitude inclusive message of hope and aspiration to the community that everyone can get behind. KnowLove3 is a long term mission we expect to run upwards of 5 years. It will be an energetic, positive engaging initiative that empowers everyone in the local community to really push to change societal norms and create a community attitude of zero tolerance to all forms of domestic abuse.
Whilst we do maintain the vast majority of domestic abuse victims are female, we want to see an end to all domestic abuse on the island and that means that every single man, women and child within our community needs to know what love is, and is not, and be confident and courageous enough to say no to abuse they receive or witness. Everyone can play a role in making change happen, and we will also need your continuing to support with our fundraising initiaitves, to ensure anyone who is a victim of domestic abuse, or has witnessed it, can come forward and access help to heal the damage of their experience.
We hope you’ll continue to share our journey, together we can make change happen!