The women’s shelter movement emerged in the mid-1970s in response to male violence against women and children, and as a protest against society’s failure to protect and help the women and children dealing with this type of violence. The movement was both a political and a charitable movement. For many years, the women’s shelter movement has been a driving force in calling attention to male violence against women and children and putting this type of violence on the political agenda.
Ada advocacy efforts involve information, lectures and study visits, as well as participating in the media when possible. If professionals and the general public are knowledgeable about male violence against women and intimate partner violence, it increases the chances of abused individuals, both adults and children, receiving the help they need and of being treated well.
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