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SOAR is a service of NGO St Jeanne Antide Foundation offering three main services: Support Group for DV survivors, Advocacy and Educational Workshops.
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- To harness the experience of female victims and survivors of violent intimate relationships for affirmative and concrete action.
- To enable families to break the inherited cycle of vulnerability caused by violent intimate relationships.
Violence in intimate relationships is often devastating on the victim and the children involved. Some women make it out, but are often left jobless, sometimes homeless and struggling with a broken spirit. Afraid to trust and re-victimised by the system, survivors often feel alone in their fight for survival.
SOAR is a user-led service that works towards enabling survivors of violence in intimate relationships to pick up the pieces and bounce back with resilience, towards a life of dignity, well-being and justice.
The service works on 3 fronts:
It fosters an attitude of support and sisterhood among group members, to combat the remnants of isolation and alienation from the violent relationship they had.
It raises awareness with the public, and organises workshops on the realities of the experience, on the signs, the red flags and on how one can find help and support.
It advocates for improved policies, laws and practices that serve to bring social justice to victims and survivors of violence.
The SOAR Support group is only available to women as this is a user-led service. Meaning that other female survivors of intimate partner violence run the service and reach out to others based on the experiences they have had in their own lives.
One must appreciate that the experience of living life as a woman is already different than the experience of living life as a man. It is simply fact. Hence, it is the same when each group experiences violence in their relationships.
While standing in solidarity with men who are victims of all types of violence, we regretfully are not in a position to offer support group services to men at the time being. We would recommend the national services (179) to such individuals.
Phoenix Rising - Starting Over After Domestic Violence
A book about the challenges survivors face when leaving violent relationships.
Caterpillar in a Jar
A story of a young girl and what she experiences as she lives in a home affected by domestic violence.
Available from http://www.antidemalta.org/books.html