Domestic violence is a serious threat to many women in a relationship, many women who are in an abusive relationship shy away from reporting in fear of stigmatization and judgment from society.
A new study has revealed that a large number of women worldwide have experienced domestic violence at some point in their life.
“About 1 in 3 or 35% of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime” according to World Health Organization (WHO).
About 1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime.
New RESPECT framework highlights 7 strategies to prevent violence against women https://t.co/nqJpxw2Qpg #EndViolence pic.twitter.com/GBsaVB94K3
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) May 29, 2019
Just today, celebrated Real house helps of Kawangware Njeri Gachomba popularly known as Njambi has for the first time ope up on being a victim of domestic violence.
This is a topic many people especially public figures who are victims of abusive relationship shy away from opening up but the actress took boldly step and opened up about her darkest past.
“I was a victim of domestic violence….. Well, maybe I am… Just maybe… Kidogo tu….well, siku hizi I don’t see it as a big deal because I and my set family laugh about it from time to time… Coz there was a time my face was literally dismantled 😂😂😂….. I had to write a script and I lied to my set family of how I was about to be robbed” she wrote.
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This video reminds me of me and thanks to @xtine229 I would probably be dead…. A friend of mine asked me if am ready to talk about how I was a victim of domestic violence….. Well maybe I am…. Just maybe… Kidogo tu….well, siku hizi I don’t see it as a big deal because me and my set family laugh about it from time to time…. Coz there was a time my face was literally dismantled 😂😂😂….. I had to write a script and I lied to my set family of how I was about to be robbed, And the thieves beat me up 😂😂😂😂……. And that wasn’t the first time, I remember he came to set, and he told my set family of how he was so used to beat me Up.. In his words ” aaah,Huyo mi hupiga”…(but that day it was my fault, the black eye, my bruised legs, my swollen face, some broken ribs, those were my fault, I made him angry…i was to blame) …… One day I’ll probably tell you guys why I didn’t leave the first time he laid his hands on me… No, I was not weak….. I was foolishly in love….. Sometimes I really want to talk about what I’ve been through, but definitely there’s someone who has gone through much worse than I have, so I choose to just keep such things to myself… … But then again, I don’t blame him.. It was always my fault…..always, I didn’t know how to shut up….. Everytime he beat me it was my fault……. But hey am happy I felt… So if you ask me if I would go back to my daddy 😂😂😂😂 not in a million years … #saynotodomesticviolenceA post shared by Njerigachomba (@njambitrhk) on
However, violence against women is preventable only if gender inequality is rooted out.