Breaking the Intergenerational Cycle of Family & Domestic Violence
Our vision is to break the Intergenerational cycle of Family and Domestic Violence.
Mobilizes the organizational capacity of Rotary and its members to support agencies and services that provide safety and empowerment to people escaping Domestic and Family Violence (DFV).
Path of Hope a Rotary driven project
Path of Hope is a Rotary project, an approach that mobilizes the organizational capacity of Rotary and its members to support agencies and services that provide safety and empowerment to people escaping Family and Domestic Violence (FDV).
Violence in families, and between intimate partners, has lasting impacts upon those being abused, those perpetrating the violence, and those witnessing it. The violence can take many forms but the outcomes for those who are subjected to it is fear, and loss of control of their lives. It is now accepted that violence within the home must be confronted in the same way that violence between strangers is confronted and that vulnerable people within families are deserving of, and have a right to, community protection.
The impact upon the wellbeing of the person experiencing the violence can be profound, and life threatening. Children in these families are at risk of developing post-traumatic stress and developmental disorders. These disorders can deliver a lifetime of emotional and economic cost to the individual and the community. The capacity to be violent to a loved one is a learned behavior and there is also a risk that those who grown up with it will continue the behavior in their own families. This is the cycle that needs to be broken.