She was 22 years old, when she married him. They loved each other, and marriage was celebrated in all Uzbek traditions, with pompesity and 300 guests. This is an avarage number of guests, usually invited to Uzbek marriage ceremony.
She knew, when they had some conflicts, he could beat her... One day, after their marriage she was beaten because she didn't answer his permission to go to the market. Then... He could beat whenever he thinks he should beat her. He was educated, had a good job. She also was smart and beautiful. She always hoped, some day he will stop...She always forgave him, because she loved him. She didn't tell to her parents, no one should know about their problems... they should keep an image of happy and good family. She was on maternity leave, took care of son, and then doughter... She was dependent financially...
But one day, in front of two children he beat her so strongly, he beat her black and blue, she had a concussion of the brain. Neighbors came and stopped him... He only blamed her... Why he beat her this time? She was going to visit her parents with children and took one pack of detergent... without his permission.
She called emergency, doctor said she has to call police...She didn't want to make this issue public... But she knew, if not this time... He spent 2 days in police, blaming her, blaiming her... She asked police to forgive him...But they proceeded issue up to the court.
Judge asked her to put off sunglasses... She felt herself humiliated...So difficult... In front of many peoples...Judge asked him if he wants to loose his job, his warm house, his lovely children? He said "no".
After this he never did this again... Every woman can stop domestic viloence. Don't be afraid of making this issue public! No one will take care of you if you don't respect yourself and your rights!!! Think about your future, your health and health of your children!