Raise your Voice Against Domestic Violence

Take a random look at any newspaper and you will find many reports of domestic violence against women across the world. A surprising 50% of Indian men and over 55% of Indian women think wife-beating is acceptable, according to the findings of the National Family Health Survey Organization. The survey also indicates that at some point in their married lives over 40% of Indian women have experienced domestic violence. Before going in-depth, let’s understand the basics of domestic violence.

What is domestic abuse and violence?

Domestic violence is deliberate bullying, sexual assault, physical assault and so many examples of partner-to-partner abusive behavior for power and control. Domestic abuse categorized into 4 different types that include sexual violence, physical violence, emotional abuse, psychological violence.

When we all think about domestic abuse, we mainly concentrate on domestic violence. But Yet domestic abuse involves any effort by one person to dominate and control the other in an intimate relationship or marriage. With one purpose and one reason only, domestic violence and harassment are used: to gain and maintain complete control over you. An abuser does not “play fair.” An abuser uses fear, guilt, embarrassment, and harassment to wear you down and hold you under their thumb.

Anyone can be the victim of domestic violence and abuse;  It is not racist. Abuse occurs in heterosexual relationships or marriages of the same sex. This takes place within all ranges of generations, economic levels, and ethnic backgrounds. Although women are victimized more often, men also experience domestic abuse and harassment — especially verbal and emotional abuse. In the end, abusive behavior is never permissible, whether it’s a man, a woman, a teen or a senior citizen. You deserve a sense of appreciation, loyalty, and protection.

Speak up when you suspect violence or abuse in your house

If you suspect you are being abused by someone you know, speak up! If you hesitate to say that this is not your business, You may be wrong or you may not want to think about it-Keep in mind that sharing your concern will reassure the person you care about and may even save their lives.

Speak to the person in private and let them know you’re worried about it. Find out the signs that indicate you’ve missed. Whenever they feel ready to talk, tell the person that you’re there for them. Make sure you keep anything that’s said between you two and let them know that in any way you can help them.

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