Day six features a photograph by Hanim AbdulCader.
Most domestic violence cases go unreported. Many victims foster a false sense of hope that things will change and turn around for the better. The victim thinks the abuse is caused by a flaw in the relationship that could simply be worked out. They don’t see it as, or at least don’t want to believe it to be, a serious problem, but just something they ‘have’ to put up with. Most of this abuse is verbal and belittling, so they just stay their trapped within themselves.
Watch this blog for the next 10 days. We’ll be posting a featured photograph each day till 10 December as part of WMC campaign against GBV.
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Hanim is a board member of Beyond Borders. She works in advertising and is a local Nigella Lawson in the making. Being all things creative she dabbles in photography; more of her work can be found here.
Posted on 11/30/2011, in Images, Sex - Sexuality - Gender, Sri Lanka and tagged 16 days, Domestic Violence, Gender Based Violence, Human Rights, Photography, Poster, Sri Lanka, Violence, Women's Rights. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.