6. So what can we do?
Now you have an understanding about the terminology and myths regarding gender based violence, we can consider the actions that can be taken to address it.
Women experiencing gender based violence visit a range of health and social care settings. Most will be extremely reluctant to disclose their experiences. It is important to be aware of the different ways that women might present.
There may be behavioural, mental or physical signs that concern you. There are a number of things you can do.
To make this easier to remember in practice we have developed two mnemonics,
"Safe" and "Sound".