On the 18th September 2014, the first anniversary of the Papua New Guinean Parliament passing the Family Protection Act and criminalisation of domestic violence, Meri Toksave launched the ‘They Say, We Say’ campaign.
The campaign, which ran over the course of 10 weeks and includes a number of posters to be shared and discussed over social media, aims to dispel some of the myths surrounding family and sexual violence.
The ‘They Say, We Say’ campaign posters are released each week via Meri Toksave’s social media channels and we ask followers to like, share and discuss the messages and to #SayItWithUs.
Click on the posters below to see the full messages. Please feel free to download them, we only ask that the images do not get cropped or edited in anyway and of course that proper permission from relevant parties is sought for wherever you may display the images.
Meri Toksave is proud to announce that from the measuring metrics collected from the 10 week #SayItWithUs campaign, our reach was a total of 21, 916 people making 51, 264 impressions.
The prevention of domestic violence is a public interest. Don’t turn the other cheek. No more by-standing. Speak up, seek help, report abuse, stay informed and educate yourself, your family and your community.
Violence can happen to anyone, anywhere, but it shouldn’t happen at all. Don’t remain silent, seek help, support public events, stay informed and educate yourself, your family and your community.
Domestic, family and sexual violence and sexual assault are never the victims fault.
The absence of ‘NO’ does not mean ‘YES’. Whether it is a stranger, family member, friend or someone you just met, you always have a right to say no. Don’t remain silent, seek help, support public events, stay informed, educate yourself, your family and your community and know your rights.
This week is all about saying enough is enough. Violence can happen to anyone, anywhere but the reality is it shouldn’t happen at all. Don’t remain silent, seek help, support public events, stay informed and educate yourself, your family and your community.
Don’t allow people to use drug and alcohol abuse as an excuse for violence. Stand up, speak up and become an ally against violence!
It would be easy to say that men are the problem but this is not always the case. Speak out about violence against men!
We cannot afford the luxury of despair for there is far too much work to be done. Behind every statistic there is real human suffering and we refuse to accept that suffering as immutable. We will continue to be tenacious and we hope you won’t stop too.
There is a common myth that violence is only physical. Just because you can’t see the bruising doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Domestic violence also includes abuse on financial, emotional and social levels! Don’t remain silent, seek help, support public events, stay informed, educate yourself, your family and your community and know your rights!
There are many reasons why someone doesn’t leave a violent situation including (but not exclusively): their children, lack of money, lack of safe spaces, fear, low self esteem, risk of further isolation, religious or cultural values. We need to direct the conversation away from “why don’t they just leave?” and placing the emphasis and a sense of guilt on the abused when the abuser should be the one to leave.