As part of Engaged Now Africa to educate schools and communities on “we stand against domestic violence”.
Speaking at the engagement a Director of Engaged Now Africa and End Modern Slavery Madam Lydia Ohenewaa, observed that it is a deeply concerning issue that affects countless individuals, families, and communities around the world.
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She was optimistic that Domestic violence knows no boundaries – it does not discriminate based on age, gender, race, or socioeconomic status. It is a problem that demands our attention, our empathy, and our action.
The Domestic violence is not just physical abuse; it encompasses emotional, psychological, and sexual abuse as well. It is a cycle of power and control that leaves victims feeling trapped, isolated, and helpless. It shatters lives, destroys families, and perpetuates a cycle of violence that can span generations.
“We must recognize that domestic violence is not a private matter; it is a societal issue that requires collective effort to address. We must break the silence and create a safe space for survivors to seek help and support” she lamented.
It is crucial to educate ourselves and others about the signs of domestic violence, so we can intervene and offer assistance when needed.
According to her, those who are experiencing domestic violence, I want you to know that you are not alone.
There are resources available to help you escape the cycle of abuse and rebuild your life. Reach out to local helplines, support groups, or organizations dedicated to assisting survivors. Remember, you deserve to live a life free from fear and violence.
The rest of us, it is our responsibility to be vigilant, to listen, and to support those who may be suffering in silence. We must challenge societal norms that perpetuate violence and promote healthy relationships built on respect, equality, and consent. By fostering a culture of empathy and understanding, we can create a world where domestic violence is no longer tolerated.
“Let us join hands and work together to end domestic violence. Let us be the voice for those who cannot speak up, the support for those who need it, and the catalyst for change” she stressed.
Together, we can create a future where every individual feels safe, loved, and respected within their own homes.
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