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Ending the Violence

A woman will be buried on Saturday following her death from injuries sustained after she was beaten by her ex fiance. For the purpose of this posting, let me call her Anne.

Ann had been engaged to this man for a while and they had a child together. But the man broke off the engagement and decided to marry a woman his family had found for him in the village. Anne moved out of this guy's house with her child but refused to abandon the farm she and this man had cultivated while they were still engaged. Anne's argument was that she still had this guy's child to feed.

So, two weeks ago, this guy met Anne on the farm trying to harvest food for herself and her child. He beat her up mercilessly and sent her away. Out of fear, Anne said nothing and as it turns out, she was suffering from internal bleeding. She died some hours later.

The legal process in this country can be very slow if you don't have money. Right now, The man that sent Anne to her grave is moving around free. Her brothers have threatened to kill him.

The road to a free world for women is still very long. Let us put our hands and minds and resources to end violence against women.

Comments

aliĝngix's picture

Yes, let's

I'm sad by this story. I hope we can work something out for true freedom and justice. Maybe the people around him can put peer pressure on him instead of killing him outright, and pressure the courts to. Keep the record, date, take witness statements, keep everything recorded, so everyone's reading when you go to court, if ever.
This maybe should help, keep the facts alive so he can't go from justice.
Sorry this happened, and I hope this lead's to better futures for everyone.

Nelly2.0's picture

It's quite sad

I think the best thing would be to draw attention to the situation so the civil society can pressurize the courts. Thanks for your comment

Maria de Chirikof's picture

Such a shame

It makes me so sad that things like this happen. I agree the best thing to do is show we are aware of this and hope we can pressure the government to take action.

What happened to her child by him?

Maria

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