Don't Cover Up Domestic Abuse.

I’m going to be honest, when I got the email from Kate (Over at Kateonthinice) & Britmums I knew straight away I wanted to be involved. I wanted to take part. I wanted to put my voice into this. I want to make a difference. And all of a sudden I don’t know what to say. I watch the video, which isn’t explicit, it doesn’t show violence. It hints at it, it nudges you gently into the fact it is happening.

It softly drops you into the reality that there are women out in the world being abused. And hiding it.

I am going to share it with you, I don’t care if you have seen it before. Please watch.

** Lauren Lukes injuries are fake, but someone somewhere has the real ones.

What would you do?

If you heard this through the walls of your house? If this was you best friend? If this was your sister?
What would you do if this was your daughter? Your grandchildren? 
Would you stand-by, or would you do something? Would you stand up for them? Would you support them? This abuse? The violence?
 Refuge do. Refuge stand up.
I will be honest with you guys, I am having serious touble typing this. I get a stone so heavy in the bottom of my stomach as I read the statistics.

Domestic violence affects 1 in 4 woman. 1 in 4. 1 in 4

Half of woman ages 18-21 have experienced atleast one domestic violence.

65% of women who experience domestic violence don’t tell anyone. 

Two women are killed by a current or former partner every single week in England and Wales.

 

Imagine being in a situation where you felt so alone, so tender and so broken. Feeling ashamed because you are in this situation. I want to be very clear when I say the next bit, ready?

Domestic abuse isn’t just about violence, it can vary, it can be emotional torture, & financial abuse. The bruisings of domestic abuse aren’t always visable. Whats more is we as a society can turn a blind eye, even when this person is close to us. Why? Why do we do this? Is being beaten up shameful? Is being verbally beaten daily too difficult for us to deal with?

If there has ever been a time where woman have placed themselves in more powerful positions it is now. We fight for other countries who need our help, we pledge money, we send valuable resources, we raise money for animals & wildlife.

 While our next door neighbour is being reduced to a bleeding, broken shell of a person.

It is time to take action. It is time to make a difference. It is time to care.

We need to stand for Mothers, Daughters, Wives, Sisters, Grandmothers, Friends & Strangers.

There some beautiful things you can do to support this campaign. Some easy things too.

Don’t Cover Up Domestic Abuse.

Here is a list of  Links & Useful numbers for many kinds of support.

Zara

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