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Domestic Violence Testimony

I wanted to share a YouTube video with you of a friend of mine here in the Bronx New York who shared her story of surviving domestic violence.

Yesterday for my 2013 VOF Week 3 article, I choose to include a perspective of abuse and neglect as factors that stand in the way of young girls and women becoming educated. Please if you know anyone that is effected by domestic violence or have been yourself look over this video. Hopefully, it will inspire you to remain motivated to become educated about stopping the cycle of violence.

No one deserves to be hit or battered. Regardless of one being a legal spouse, father of children, or live-in boyfriend. Many times it is fear that keeps a woman in domestic violence. She must realize she is more than her fears, she is worth more than pain, and deserves a vibrant life. Nothing less then being treated with love and respect. Sometimes listening to other people's stories give us a perspective necessary to break that fear inside.

This is a powerful story.

Link in below:

God Bless you



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Phionah Musumba
Founder/Executive Director
Malkia Foundation &
Centre for Disadvantaged Girls, Kenya
P.O Box 9461 - 00300,
Nairobi, Kenya
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Rochelle, You are a great Friend

Rochelle, I must let you know that you are a great friend, because it can take only one to share a friend's story and cares as you have just done; by calling attention to Nitza Vera's experience. I am really touched by her account of having to helplessly witness and experience Domestic Violence. To say the least, she has such a good heart to have still expressed how much she loved and adored her father in spite of what he did to her, her mother and siblings.

It is also very sad that the whole cycle of abuse and violence experienced by her mother repeated itself again in Nitza's marriage.Worst still, the authorities did nothing to help her. Speaking of domestic violence, her story is really pathetic as she actually went went through hell and high waters.

I am, however,glad she finally found the opportunity to speak out to people who were willing to listen and understood where she was coming from. That I am sure must have helped her break the cycle and helped her to start helping other victims by reaching out to them and also speaking out . Good enough that she is now standing up for herself, her children, future generations and other victims to change the pattern

Just as Nitza prayed, I hope like that the authorities will come to see violence against women as a societal malady and that real change will come soon.

In solidarity,


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Domestic Violence

Watched the video, I must say that we should not encourage fear in our lifes, lets us try as women to being in some courage to overcome the fear. Let us also speak out and seek assistance as many lives of our fellow women have been lost just because they fear or rather shy off . Let us stand firm and know our women rights too. Can we say NO to domestic violence women?


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