We’re making asking for help safer than ever.
We’ve created a tool for victims of abuse to ask for help, without fear of it showing up in their browser’s history or an abusive partner ever seeing it. A simple icon which can sit on any website and launch a powerful resource to help end domestic violence.
Now any website can be a safe place of refuge. If you need help but are worried about repercussions from a controlling or abusive partner, this is a safe way to find it. With The Women’s Refuge Shielded Site victims of domestic violence access a shielded portal through which they can contact us, find out how to make a plan to get out of a bad situation, learn how to stay safe online and get answers to questions about what comes next – all without fear of it showing up in their browser history for anyone else to find.
Technology has extended the reach of abusers. Victims of domestic violence live in fear of their every move being scrutinised. An abusive partner may use a phone’s GPS location, a victim’s email or banking passwords, even their web history to keep tabs on them. Making it harder than ever for those looking for help, to reach out and find it.
Different tools that are being used to control victims of domestic violence
The Shielded Site is simple to add to any company website and is designed to work on desktop, tablet and mobile.
By including The Shielded Site tab on your website, you’ll be helping victims living in fear of domestic violence to safely get help. We invite all New Zealand businesses – or anyone who manages their own website – to get involved.