This video on domestic abuse in a marriage created by a reporter from the middle-east went instantly viral on Twitter. After watching the video, thousands came forward to support victims, who are struggling with physical and emotional abuse in silence.
Domestic abuse is the single largest crime against women in India, with 122,877 reported cases in 2014, according to the National Crime Records Bureau.
And sadly some of the victims of domestic abuse believe, that it may get better with time. But it never does!
A slap today turns into a fist and, bare hands into a belt-buckle. With every passing moment, the victim pushes herself an inch closer to death. Hence, it is much more important than ever to build awareness about domestic abuse in marriage and let the victims know that it only gets worse.
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To do so, recently a powerful video about domestic violence was shared by a woman that goes by the name of Jenan Moussa on Twitter. Her bio reads,
“Roving reporter Arabic Al Aan TV. I mainly report on Middle East topics. Specialized in checking garbage bins for secret documents & ISIS laptops. Horse Rider.”
The shared video captures the journey of a young girl depicting various stages of domestic abuse in a marriage.
This video reflects how a woman gets conditioned to live in an abusive marriage despite facing so much brutality.
Like many romantic relationships, abusive marriages also go through a happy stage of a relationship in which everything feels dreamy. The video then shows how a woman usually ignores the initial acts of violence. And then with time, things become so bad that she can’t even hide her bruises with the help of makeup anymore.
And at last, the girl shows her helpless face that has bruises all over.
You can watch the video here that shows how abusers never become better.
What a powerful clip to raise awareness about domestic abuse. ????pic.twitter.com/O3gECLqMwn
— Jenan Moussa (@jenanmoussa) August 24, 2019
After watching the video, many people applauded the video and shared their heart-touching comments:
Language is no barrier to understanding this video clip. Sadly, #domesticabuse happens everywhere….
— Margaret Huber (@HuberMargarethe) August 24, 2019
Let alone physical abuse , what about emotional abuse when the soul is left battered everyday.????????????. #domesticviolence
— Kalpana Prasad (@KalpanaPrasad03) August 25, 2019
When the first time your partner (male or female) hit you, bring your friends and beat the hell out of him or her so that he or she would never dare to think to abuse ever.
— ashish rai (@RaiAshishrai123) August 24, 2019
Powerful message, yet incomplete! Should have ended with the woman beating the shit out of the man!
— Amit Bhatia ???????? (@amitbhatia1004) August 25, 2019
Though a few brave souls are able to gather the courage to move out of abusive relationships, there are so many women who choose to silently suffer in relationships or marriage.
If you are under similar pain or you know of any woman involved in a situation of Domestic Abuse, you can contact the experts on the helplines mentioned below.
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These experts will not only guide you about handling the situation but also give you all the support you need.
Domestic Abuse Helpline In Pune:
- Aks: 8793088814 (Volunteer Assistance), 8793088815 (Legal Advice), 8793088816 (Psychological Counselling)
Domestic Abuse Helpline In Delhi:
- Shakti Shalini: 1091/1291 (011) 23317004
- Shakti Shalini Women’s Shelter: (011) 24373736/ 24373737
- Saarthak: (011) 26853846/26524061
- All India Women’s Conference: 10921/(011) 23389680
- JAGORI: (011) 26692700
- Joint Women’s Programme (Branches in Bangalore, Kolkata & Chennai): (011) 24619821
Domestic Abuse Helpline In Bangalore/ Bengaluru:
- Vanitha Sahayavani: 1091 (Toll-free) 080-22943225 (Local)
Vanitha Sahayavani was established in 1999 by the Bengaluru City Police. It provides immediate rescue and support for women in distress.
Domestic Abuse Helpline In Mumbai
- Women Helpline (Toll-free): 1298
- Connected with a wide range of NGOs (almost 80), it provides counseling related to socio-economic, legal, psychological, psychiatric, trauma, medical and much more.
- If you know someone, who has been a victim of dowry harassment, eve-teasing, abuse, domestic violence, cybercrime, divorce & maintenance or sexual harassment at the workplace, please tell them to reach out to this helpline.
Domestic Abuse Helpline In Himachal Pradesh
- Women Commission Phone Number – 09816066421, 09418636326, 09816882491
- All India Email Helpline
National Commission For Women
Member Secretary: [email protected]
Joint Secretary: [email protected]