After I wrote my story about Domestic Violence I got invited to join the Gender-Based Violence Group. I was happy to join and I was warmly welcomed by the group leaders. I want to use all resources available or will be made available by the group to educate myself but most important how to share and educate others on this specific topic! When I was going through Domestic Violence I didn’t have any knowledge of abuse I knew the relationship was not right but, what do I have to do……..?

I had always in my mind that my parents are married for a while, this year 54 years, and I had the hope to at least stay married.

Sharing information and experience to others and especially women is a pressing topic for me. In my community it doesn’t take place. You get a lot of talking and protest as soon a woman is killed by husband or partner but that’s it.

The Victim Support Foundation in Curacao is doing a great work, but still Domestic Violence is way out of control. And I’m afraid that the non-register cases are more than the actual registered cases. There is a lot of work to be done here in Curacao even though it is a world problem.’

Victim is a person harmed, injured, or killed as a result of a crime, accident, or other event or action and a Survivor is a person who survives, especially a person remaining alive after an event. Because of the training I received through digital empowerment group I can focus now on what and how to do it. There are many topics I want to talk about but one thing I want to focus on is how to move as a human being from Victim to survivor.  Workshops will be starting soon here in my own community thanks to resources received through World Pulse


Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content”  ― Helen Keller




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Welcome annadassa to World Pluse.  I am amazed by your tenacity and courage to speak out aganist domestic violence.  I agree that to initatie action, the first step begins with education.  Thank you for sharing the clear defintion of a victim and survivor, becuase when we have common terminology we can broaden the disscussion to larger more inclusive demographic.  Silence is just as powerful as taking action, and I am proud that you are choosing the later of the two.  Your voice is powerful and a testimony to the hope in this world.  

Dear Chloe,

Thank you for those kind words. I had to take a leap of faith to adress this issue. It's not normal to be abused, abuse is wrong. You are right, silence is as powerful as taking action! I love it.......!

Once again thank you Chloe,



Dear Annadassa,

Your story and your passion to end domestic violence is profoundly moving. It sounds like the training gained here has given you new tools to address the issue with greater success. The challenges are many, the dangers are many, and yet you are leading the women of Curacao toward a new sense of self-respect and freedom from abuse.

Please check out Voices of Women Worldwide as another platform to share your powerful work and meet others involved in your same struggle.

This is their Facebook page

This is their website



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Thank you so much for you kind words and also for sharing those link with me. That's why it's so awesome to be on World pulse.....!

Once again thank you,


Dear Annadassa,

Thank you for wanting to share your story with others so you can show them that becoming a survivor of domestic abuse is possible.  I think that the feelings of shame that are involved keep this topic from being discussed as it should.  I hope the workshops in your community are a success and break the silence about this violence.


Dear Kristina,

Thank you for sharing your thought about domestic abuse. And I hope that through my work and passion on the topic of domestic abuse I will be speaking about breaking the silence and not only that, but also learn to know how and when to speak.......:)

Many Blessings,