Myth No 5: It’s easy for the vic­tim to leave this un­savoury sit­u­a­tion Myth No 6: You can wish this away from your Life

Woman's Era - - Short Story -

Some of the sug­gested pre­ven­tive ac­tions With my ex­ten­sive ex­pe­ri­ence of first study­ing then work­ing in the USA in com­mu­nity health­care set­tings, I would like to sug­gest the fol­low­ing ac­tions to pre­vent do­mes­tic vi­o­lence from oc­cur­ring and also pro­vid­ing re­quired help to the vic­tims who are al­ready en­trenched in it. Ac­cept­ing that do­mes­tic vi­o­lence ex­ists and ac­cept­ing it as a se­ri­ous pub­lic health prob­lem, we need mul­ti­a­gency in­volve­ment in the pre­ven­tion and dis­per­sal of in­for­ma­tion. ✿ Place­ment of pam­phlets in var­i­ous health­care set­tings, both pub­lic and pri­vate, giv­ing in­for­ma­tion about the signs and symp­toms and free helpline num­bers. ✿ Train­ing per­son­nel work­ing in var­i­ous health­care set­tings to be able to catch the signs and symp­toms of do­mes­tic abuse. Train­ing them to ask the right ques­tions and pro­vide a safe space for vic­tims. ✿ In­fra­struc­ture to pro­vide psy­cho­log­i­cal coun­selling for vic­tims and survivors of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence. Also for re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of the fi­nan­cially and so­cially weaker sec­tions of women. ✿ Form­ing sup­port groups. Val­i­da­tion of fears and feel­ings helps in the heal­ing process. I think, many of us who are per­ceived as the for­tu­nate few and be­long to the creed of ed­u­cated women, hurt the most. It’s im­por­tant that we not only come to­gether but also give voice to our con­cerns. We in turn could also form non for­mal sup­port groups for the lesser priv­i­leged women.

I would wind this up by say­ing that this is not by any chance a schol­arly ar­ti­cle. It’s my take on the life I have lived and is sup­ported by valid di­a­grams wher­ever needed.

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