Social activist shares 5 cases of domestic abuse and here’s how we can all help

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There are many people who have experienced domestic violence, but not many are aware of what happened because most victims keep it to themselves.

Due to this, a Malaysian social activist Syed Azmi who has been helping various communities comes forward and shares about domestic violence cases he has heard in an effort to raise awareness and hopefully find justice and help to the victims.

In his viral post, Azmi shares these five cases:

Malam ni 3 kes isteri di pukul suami yang hubungi saya. Seorang daripadanya menangis takut mengigau sebab teringat suami…

Posted by Syed Azmi on Saturday, June 22, 2019

First case:

A woman suddenly woke up from a nightmare in tears as she remembered the trauma she faced when her husband hit her. The husband went out to buy some food and returned after 30 minutes, but started to hit her with his belt buckle.

Second case:

A man didn’t feel any guilt after emotionally abusing his wife by spreading rumors to everybody saying that his wife was a prostitute he saved from a brothel—and that’s not the only lie he told.

Third case:

A woman was repeatedly punched in the face by her husband when she was pregnant. After she gave birth, the husband accused their second child of not being his. She was beaten up by him again.

Fourth case:

A woman didn’t have a single friend because she worked very hard to take care of her children, but her husband accused her of spending money on other men. He never treated his wife like a human and would also curse bad words at her if she does give him money.

Fifth case:

Just like in the third case but this woman wants to know a few important things:

  1. Can her sister ask for custody of her children?
  2. Can she get a divorce without her husband’s consent?
  3. Is there a way to speed up the divorce process?
  4. How to arrange her children’s schooling matters?

Azmi admitted that he didn’t have an answer to every question to which he provided a directory of women’s rights and services organizations who are better suited to help these victims in a separate post.

“If you’re an adult who has experienced sexual abuse as a child, know that you are not alone. No matter what, the abuse was not your fault,” wrote Azmi in his post.

Here are among the organizations you can contact if you or someone needs help:

  1. Social welfare department
  2. Police
  3. Service centers, organizations, and councils providing advice, counseling, and free legal advice to victims of domestic violence, child abuse, rape, and sexual harassment

Please check the full list in this post:

Ini semua senarai yang saya ada dalam kes penderaan kanak-kanak dan juga penderaan rumah tangga. Harap bermanfaat….

Posted by Syed Azmi on Wednesday, June 19, 2019

With his posts, Azmi expects that more authorities and responsible parties will step in to provide the necessary support to these victims. The least we can do is to enlighten our family and friends on this serious issue by sharing this article.

Spread the word!

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