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Welcome to Silent Rights - a platform born out of the determination and resilience of Chantelle Morrison, a survivor of domestic abuse.

Silent Rights stands as a beacon of support and empowerment for women facing abuse, providing invaluable guidance and resources to navigate the challenging journey towards reclaiming one's rights and dignity.

Our mission is clear: to shed light on the shadows of abuse, to empower survivors to recognize their worth, and to provide a roadmap towards healing and rebuilding. Through our blog, we offer a comprehensive toolkit, from understanding the signs of abuse to taking concrete steps to enforce your rights.

We believe in the power of solidarity and knowledge. Together, we can break the silence, break the cycle, and build a future free from abuse. Join us as we embark on this journey of resilience, strength, and hope.

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Understanding Domestic Abuse
Understanding Domestic Abuse
In this blog, we delve into the haunting reality of domestic abuse, a silent prison that shackles countless individuals behind closed doors. We seek to shed light on the various aspects of domestic abuse, including its definition, types, warning signs, and the profound impact it has on victims. By understanding domestic abuse better, we can begin to dismantle its insidious grip and work towards a society free from violence.
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protection orders
Applying for a Protection Order
A Protection order is an order issued by a court at your request, ordering a person with whom you have or had a domestic relationship, to stop the abuse. It may also prevent the person from getting help from any other person to commit such acts. An interim protection order can also be issued at any time of the day or night for your protection.
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Holding Your Abuser Accountable
Holding Your Abuser Accountable
In a world where personal safety and wellbeing are paramount, it is crucial to address and confront abuse in all its forms. Far too often, victims of abuse hesitate to take legal action against their abusers due to fear, shame, or a lack of awareness of their rights. However, it is essential to understand that holding your abuser accountable by opening a case and applying for a protection order can provide you with the legal protection, support, and empowerment you need to reclaim your life.
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Trying to hide the abuse
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Can we take a moment to think of the woman who woke up early this morning to spend extra time on her make up, because she can’t call in sick today, to cover up the bruises and cuts on her face.
Recognizing and Avoiding One-Sided Relationships
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Relationships are meant to be a two-way street, where both individuals contribute, communicate, and support each other. However, one-sided relationships can be toxic and emotionally draining. In this blog post, we'll explore what a one-sided relationship is, identify red flags, and discuss strategies to avoid falling into this imbalance.
The Painful Reality: How Abusers Weaponize Children in Custody Battles
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Custody battles are emotionally draining experiences for any parent, but they can become even more harrowing when one party involved is an abusive partner. Abusers often resort to manipulative tactics, including using children as pawns, in an attempt to hurt their ex-spouse and gain custody. In this blog post, we will shed light on the heartbreaking reality of how abusers exploit their own children to achieve their malicious goals.
Celebrating Women’s Day in South Africa: A Tribute to Resilience and Progress
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Every year on August 9th, South Africa comes alive with vibrant celebrations, inspiring events, and a renewed sense of unity as the nation commemorates Women's Day.
Rape culture
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Rape culture is the social environment that allows sexual violence to be normalized and justified, fuelled by the persistent gender inequalities and attitudes about gender and sexuality. Naming it is the first step to dismantling rape culture.
Preventing Teen Dating Violence: Education and Awareness
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Teen dating violence is a grave issue that affects adolescents in many communities worldwide. It can have long-lasting, harmful effects on young individuals and their future relationships. However, prevention is possible through education and awareness.
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Regain Your Self-Respect
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Respecting yourself is the first step toward understanding you deserve love, consideration, and opportunities like everyone else. Self-respect is loving yourself and treating yourself with care. It’s the result of staying true to your values and not being willing to compromise.
Why do abused women stay?
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Abusive relationships are complex situations which take a lot of courage to leave. When a survivor leaves an abusive relationship, the perpetrator's sense of power and control is threatened, and this may cause the abuser to retaliate. That is why leaving is one of the most dangerous things a survivor can do.
Recognizing and Avoiding One-Sided Relationships
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Relationships are meant to be a two-way street, where both individuals contribute, communicate, and support each other. However, one-sided relationships can be toxic and emotionally draining. In this blog post, we'll explore what a one-sided relationship is, identify red flags, and discuss strategies to avoid falling into this imbalance.
Courts of South Africa
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South Africa has a number of different types of courts. Which court you approach or will hear your case will depend on the case. We need courts to apply the law of the country. The Judiciary is also responsible for upholding the rights of citizens.
Navigating Coparenting with an Abuser
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In this blog post, we will explore strategies that can help you navigate the difficult terrain of coparenting with an abuser, promoting a healthier environment for both you and your child.
When a victim shares trauma
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When people share their experiences and feelings with someone they trust – or disclose their trauma – it can be an important part of the healing process. Your loved one may not share everything at once, so your response can help lead to future conversations and support them getting treatment.
How Talking About Your Abuse Can Help You Heal
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Healing from trauma and abuse is a journey that requires immense courage, resilience, and support. One powerful tool in this journey is the act of sharing your experiences with others. While it might seem daunting, opening up about your abuse can bring forth profound healing and growth.
Signs Of Sexual Abuse
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Sexual abuse includes any form of sexual violence, including non-consensual sexual contact, rape, incest, and child molestation. Sexual harassment also constitutes sexual abuse, as the victim doesn’t have to be physically touched or experience prolonged sexual assault or contact.
Protection Orders
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A Protection order is an order issued by a court at your request, ordering a person with whom you have or had a domestic relationship, to stop the abuse. It may also prevent the person from getting help from any other person to commit such acts. An interim protection order can also be issued at any time of the day or night for your protection.
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Stalking!
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Stalking generally refers to harassing or threatening behavior that an individual engages in repeatedly, such as following a person (either in person or online), appearing at a person’s home or place of business, making harassing phone calls, leaving written messages or objects, using a third party to get insight or information on a person.
Common causes of domestic violence in relationship
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Anyone who has seen a family destroyed by domestic violence can wonder what would make a person act that way. Many perpetrators of domestic violence strike out without warning. This type of unexpected behavior is relatively common.
Preventing Teen Dating Violence: Education and Awareness
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Teen dating violence is a grave issue that affects adolescents in many communities worldwide. It can have long-lasting, harmful effects on young individuals and their future relationships. However, prevention is possible through education and awareness.
Survivor Story: Ena Berger
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Ena Berger, a mother to two beautiful children, survived 9 bullets after being shot by a man she loved in 2012.
Courts of South Africa
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South Africa has a number of different types of courts. Which court you approach or will hear your case will depend on the case. We need courts to apply the law of the country. The Judiciary is also responsible for upholding the rights of citizens.
Trying to hide the abuse
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Can we take a moment to think of the woman who woke up early this morning to spend extra time on her make up, because she can’t call in sick today, to cover up the bruises and cuts on her face.
Survivor Story: Ena Berger
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Ena Berger, a mother to two beautiful children, survived 9 bullets after being shot by a man she loved in 2012.
The Importance of Planning for Your Future After Abuse
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Recovering from the trauma of abuse is a journey that requires immense strength and resilience. One crucial aspect of this journey is planning for your future. While it may seem daunting, setting goals and creating a roadmap for your life after abuse can be an empowering and transformative experience.
Courts of South Africa
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South Africa has a number of different types of courts. Which court you approach or will hear your case will depend on the case. We need courts to apply the law of the country. The Judiciary is also responsible for upholding the rights of citizens.
Cybercrime and Domestic Violence
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Cybercrime is any criminal activity that involves a computer, networked device or a network. While most cybercrimes are carried out in order to generate profit for the cybercriminals, some cybercrimes are carried out against computers or devices directly to damage or disable them.
Be careful what you post on social media
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Freedom of expression. Be careful what you post on social media... We live in a digital world with the ability to reach thousands to millions of people with the press of a button. It is easy to express your views on social media platforms and not always think of the consequences.
Releasing Emotional Pain
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Releasing Your Emotional Pain Is a Necessity! Anyone in the mental health field will tell you that if you repress pain long enough, it will show up in other ways and areas of your life. Repressing pain will also hamper your ability to function the way you’d like, and people who know you will notice. It may also temporarily turn you into a jerk or a hot mess.
Harnessing the Healing Power of Affirmations with Action After Abuse
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Healing from the trauma of abuse is a journey that demands strength, patience, and the right tools. One such tool that has gained prominence in recent years is the practice of combining affirmations with actionable steps. This dynamic approach empowers survivors to not only reshape their mindset but also take tangible strides towards recovery and self-empowerment.
Do You Know Your Marriage Regime?
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Understanding the implications of your marital regime is essential for any couple entering into marriage. It sets the foundation for how your assets and liabilities will be managed during the course of your marriage and in the event of a divorce or separation.
Stalking!
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Stalking generally refers to harassing or threatening behavior that an individual engages in repeatedly, such as following a person (either in person or online), appearing at a person’s home or place of business, making harassing phone calls, leaving written messages or objects, using a third party to get insight or information on a person.
Stalking!
By admin | |
Stalking generally refers to harassing or threatening behavior that an individual engages in repeatedly, such as following a person (either in person or online), appearing at a person’s home or place of business, making harassing phone calls, leaving written messages or objects, using a third party to get insight or information on a person.
Trying to hide the abuse
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Can we take a moment to think of the woman who woke up early this morning to spend extra time on her make up, because she can’t call in sick today, to cover up the bruises and cuts on her face.
Love Bombing: Recognizing the Signs and Protecting Your Heart
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Love is a complex and beautiful emotion that we all desire in our lives. However, there are times when individuals with ulterior motives use a tactic known as "love bombing" to manipulate and control their targets.
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