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