The International Women’s Resource Network is again pleading to women in abusive relationships to speak to someone about their situations.
IWRN’s plea comes in light of the chopping incident involving Drupatee Sankar (whose arms were almost severed), and 25-year old Arisa David who was found strangled at her home on Tuesday.
In a media release this afternoon, IWRN said through its daily work and interactions with women and families on a daily basis, the organization recognizes that there are number of women who continue to live in their abusive situations largely due to fear of the perpetrator and also being ashamed of their circumstances.
It added that although some women have expressed interest in being removed from the abused environment, for them, there is a larger concern on how life is going to be in a changed environment where comforts may be less.
The IWRN also noted that though abuse may not be continuous, once it happens, the source must be identified and attempts made to repair.