Day: Six

This image is free of copyrights. Feel free to use this image to raise awareness about gender based violence.

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.

– Hanim

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.

For more information about this campaign click here

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.


About Meg

Journalist, photographer, caricaturist and small-fry activist

Posted on 11/30/2011, in Images, Sex - Sexuality - Gender, Sri Lanka and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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