As a trusted brand where online security is our top priority, we’re also hosting the secure technology behind this initiative to make it easy for other businesses and websites to support Women’s Refuge. Simply go to www.shielded.co.nz and follow the instructions to add the Shielded Site tab to your own website. We’re wanting as many NZ businesses and websites to take part whether you are a blogger, a small website or a larger organisation.
ASB General Manager Digital Fiona Colgan says ASB is proud to support the Shielded Site initiative with the tab on its website, and to provide site hosting to enable other companies to join.
“This is a positive initiative and we are delighted to get behind it. If we can help even one woman to reach out in a safe way to get support, it’s been a success,” Fiona says.
“We encourage more New Zealand businesses to join us and create a place of refuge on their websites. To truly make this effective, the Shielded Site needs to be everywhere, and in the places people would visit in the course of a typical day.”
Domestic violence isn’t only physical abuse. Physical violence, psychological or emotional abuse, sexual abuse and financial abuse are all forms of domestic violence. If you need to seek help from Women’s Refuge, you can now do this securely and without detection via our website and the other partners in this initiative.