Today, 4th October 2016, the “FACE OF URHOBO 2015” who is still the current and reigning beauty Queen of the title posted on her Facebook page on “ANTI-DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN”. The post was in support of a campaign by “Purple Bande Signifie”
SAY NO TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN!!!
Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, sexual assault, battery and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another in dating or marriage.
Domestic violence is palpable through;
Verbal or nonverbal violence (psychological abuse, emotional abuse, mental abuse)
The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically regardless of age, gender, economic status, race, religion or nationality. Domestic violence can result in physical injury, psychological trauma and in severe cases, even death.
Society perpetuate domestic violence by not taking it seriously enough, rather they treat it as expected, normal or deserved.
Women who are victims of domestic violence may develop:
Sensitivity to rejection
Diminished mental and physical health
Poor relationship with loved ones etc.
Now Ladies ask yourselves sincerely;
Has he ever threatened to hurt you?
Has he ever trapped you in a room?
Has he ever shoked, poked or grabbed you?
Has he ever thrown an object that hit you or nearly did?
Has he ever raised a fist as if he were going to hit you?
Has he ever held you down or grabbed you to restrain you?
IF YOUR ANSWERS ARE YES, THEN STOP WONDERING WETHER HE WILL EVER BE VIOLENT, HE ALREADY HAS BEEN.
As we approach the international day for the elimination of “VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN” (November 25th), we need more men with guts, courage, and moral integrity to break our complicit silence and challenge each other and stand with women and not against them.
Mothers, daughters, fathers, brothers, and sons are all circulated by women in one way or another, join me as I support “Purple Bande Signifie” – A CAMPAIGN ON ANTI-DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN.