Mother, author, mentor and philanthropist Jacqueline Rowe established Face My Abuse(FMA), an organization to address domestic violence against women and girls. Since 2006 FMA has been increasing awareness, promoting effective policies and implementing potent strategies for prevention and intervention. Our sole mission is to advance the health, education and security of women and girls all over the world. With a focus on building healthy sustainable relationships, FMA defies domestic violence and its impact on not only the victim but by extension the family as a whole transcending the community.
Serving as a platform of refuge and support, our outreach program creates safe spaces for survivors and their families to stand in solidarity and heal through shared experiences. Through our workshops we strive to release all pains, self doubt and baggage internalized as a result of being abused. Ms. Rowe, guided by her purpose and experience, recognizes the importance of encouraging communities to lend their voices to persons who have not yet found theirs. She believes that communities have a responsibility to be their neighbor’s keeper and upon identification of abuse, it is imperative to become a fort in the transformation from victim to survivor. Via her life coaching workshops, Jacqueline shares with victims the tools necessary to develop the confidence needed in acknowledging their worth, building self confidence and exhibiting the life intended.
To promote reach, she incorporates third party resources geared towards demonstrating alternatives and providing positive influences. Currently, FMA is actively seeking opportunities to align with community leaders who are advocates of domestic violence as well as entities whose corporate responsibility reflects FMA’s mission. Jacqueline states that “I may not be where I should be but I’m where I need to be – still a student of life”.
“Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a system patter of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, threats, and emotional/psychological abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence varies dramatically” -National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Are abused women and battered women the same?
It was believed that battered women have ONLY black eyes and broken bones. However, domestic abuse encompasses a whole range of ways of controlling and hurting. Intimate relationships are so intense that in some cases it is hard to tell the difference between legitimate anger and a dangerous pattern of domestic abuse. You do not have to be married or living together to be a victim of domestic violence. This site is dedicated to not only helping women decide if they are in abusive relationships but also what options they have if the relationship is considered domestic violence. This includes providing assistance to the counselling professionals and friends/families who are supporting them.
If you are experiencing any form of domestic violence Please call this Domestic Violence Hotline: 800.621.HOPE (4673)