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Abuse is a very common problem in our society with the number of cases increasingly on the rise. One (1) in five (5) women experience abuse and the estimated number affected by domestic violence counts to ten (10) million people in the Malaysia. Much worse, their intimate partner is usually their perpetrator. The impact of one violent action can lead to another.

A widespread perception of abuse is a physical assault resulting in injuries, literally visible ones. Physical assault is only one type of domestic violence. Each category of abuse has its own consequence that leads to the devastation and destruction of the personhood of their victim. The types of abuse are:

  • Control
  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse and Intimidation
  • Isolation
  • Verbal Abuse: Coercion, Threats and Blame
  • Using Male Privilege
  • Economic Abuse
  • Mental and Emotional Abuse

These will cause long term effects on the victim and will have a hard time getting over that dark episode of her life. There is a need for understanding and continuous support from the people around her. There is a need for constant assurance that she will get through it and keep on moving.

 

We Got You

The battle is not easy but taking a step makes a huge difference. With the strong promotion of women empowerment, many are now confident to speak out. That consistent call of ending domestic violence against women is not being shrugged off and is given the attention it deserves.

With the help of advocates for ending violence against women, there is an increase in awareness, and actions are taken to prevent violence and immediate response to victims. We, women, have the biggest role in ending domestic violence. We must muster our courage and never let fear intimidate us. There is nothing to shy away in asking for help. You can use this signal if you are experiencing abuse at home:

Palm to camera and tuck thumb

Trap thumb

With COVID-19 happening resulting in quarantine, it is terrifying for the repetitive victims of abuse being lacking down with their perpetrator. The Women’s Funding Network launched this “Signal for Help” campaign. The hand gesture creates a chance for victims to ask for help without being noticed by their abuser. In this way, that person they asked help for can send help or reach the victim safely. There is importance in spreading awareness. The hand sign is also a symbol for rescuers telling the victim, “I see you, I’m going to help you.”

 

Share Their Pain

Feeling the victim’s pain means lifting a part of the burden they are dealing with. They don’t need advice but an ear who listens and a shoulder to lean on. The trauma will leave a scar, and there is no timetable as to how fast they can recover. Let us be there to remind them that there is still more to life. Let us not let them succumb to depression, which will complicate the situation even more. Giving hope and light goes a long way for us to save a life. We can enable victims and their loved ones a chance to spend more time together, continue to grow, and surpass the pain.

There is always more we can do if we don’t turn a blind eye to what we see.

Jene See
the authorJene See
A Home-based Entrepreneur and Blogger For me, being a home-based entrepreneur, parent and blogger has been quite an experience. Here’s how I got started on it all. Where I’ve been Becoming a blogger and a hardcore, home-based entrepreneur wasn’t exactly a planned career action for me. I can almost say I didn’t see it coming. It all started when I got pregnant with my first child. Back then, I was still working as a flight attendant, and I have to admit that I really loved my job. But when that baby came on board, I decided that I wanted to be as involved in my child’s life as I could possibly be. Once I’d made my decision, I swung into action. I quit my job and quickly made plans for a new (and different) life with the baby in mind. My foray into the glamorous world of entrepreneurship and blogging was a little more abrupt. This started a lot more recently.   I first came into contact with these products sometime around two years ago. In 2018, my aunt-in-law would be the first person to preach to me the wonders of Aulora Kodenshi. I confess that I was very skeptical back then. As I mentioned earlier, I didn’t see myself as an entrepreneur (or even a blogger for that matter). I felt I was comfortable in my role as a housewife and that picking up endeavors like that was for people who had more money to “waste.” I decided to continue to keep my focus as a good mother and an ideal housewife. The plan was, if I kept feeding my family good food and making sure that they all exercised regularly, there wouldn’t ever be a need to buy any of the products my husband’s aunt talked to me about. As it turned out, I’d not end up buying the products; I’d also become one of its most vocal advocates. How I Got Here Our second child got a case of eczema when she was about 18 months old. Ever since that time, every so often, she’d have a rather severe outbreak. The doctors would always tell us it was nothing serious, nothing to bother about, and we believed them for the most part. A reason for this was that almost like clock-work, she’d always get better after every 3-6 months. All of this changed though in February 2019. She had an outbreak, and we thought it was normal until she scratched so hard she drew blood. We tried everything to no avail. Frustrated, I decided to try SHIRUTO, one of the many products from BE International. In no time at all, the eczema and even the scars cleared up. I was so excited, I took to my social media page to share my joy, and that’s how I got into blogging and entrepreneurship. Plans for the Future I’m happy with where I am right now. I have a healthy family with a career I want to see grow. I don’t conform to the classic stay-at-mom routine of waking early in the morning. I do my best work at night when everyone’s happy and rested. The goal is to continue to remain healthy and inspire everyone around me to be free and keep those positive vibes flowing strong!

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