Helping A Victim

If you know someone who is being abused...

  • Listen to her and empathize

  • Maintain confidentiality

  • Do not judge or advise

  • Never give her the feeling that you don’t trust her story even if you know her spouse

  • Suggest to her to call a professional like Daya

  • Offer to accompany her for appointment if she wants

  • Offer your availability to take her call anytime;

  • Offer your place (if possible) as a place she can stay in case of emergency

  • Help her make a safety plan for her and her children

  • Tell her as often as you can that she doesn’t deserve to be abused

If someone you know is in a domestic violence situation, we suggest following the three R's:


Listen Empathetically

Ask About Physical & Emotional Abuse


Accept & Validate


Document & Maintain Confidences


Contact Law Enforcement If Necessary


Call Daya