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LETTER | Stand Up To Violence

SIR, – It was great to see men leading the 2018 Horsham White Ribbon march.  
I read with interest Bernard Quince’s letter in The Weekly Advertiser and agree there is a need to educate boys and to teach them that not only is dad’s violence wrong but that any violence against women is wrong. 
Leaders in communities can step up and voice their opposition to violence in any form – whether it is violence against women or men – and work in their communities to stop the violence.
Being silent is not going to fix the problem and denying that there is a problem is not going to fix the problem either.
One act of violence against women is stalking. Many women in domestic-violence situations have had to take out intervention orders against their partner but found that when intervention orders were in place the stalking escalated. 
I have personally been stalked and I know a community doing nothing, or living in denial that there is no problem, is not going to fix the problem.  
All I can say is stand up and be counted in the fight against violence in any form.
Judith Heeps

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