Sunday, December 31, 2006

Pelangi Pride Centre's Event in January

Posted by: Plume
Myths about same-sex domestic violence -
  • "Domestic violence happens only in heterosexual relationships."
  • "Gay men cannot batter as there is no female to serve as victim and lesbians cannot be battered because there is no male to serve as perpetrator of the violence."
  • "The law can't help me and the police aren't interested."

This month at Pelangi Pride Centre, join us for talk by Deeksha Vasundhra, Programme Manager, Helpline and Support Services at the Association of Women for Action & Research (AWARE), as we delve into the seldom talked about issue of abuse in same-sex relationships.

Topics Covered include:
  • Unique aspects of same-sex domestic violence.
  • 'Outing' as a method of control.
  • What is emotional abuse and how does it happen in
  • same-sex relationships?
  • Why people stay in abusive relationships?
  • How do you support a friend or a family member who is
  • experiencing domestic violence?
  • Where to seek help?

Never thought it could happen? Come and get the facts! The talk will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

Date: 13/01/2007 (Sat)
Time: Begins at 4:30pm
Venue: MOX Bar and Cafe,
21 Tanjong Pagar Road (4th floor)
Cost: $8.00 (includes handouts and 2 soft drinks + finger food)

To sign up, please email [pelangipridecentre at yahoo dot com] to RSVP with your name, contact number, the name/s of your guests.