Don’t give up on persons who are in domestic violent situations.
This is the plea from former Manager of victim and witness support unit TTPS Magaret Sampson – Browne.
Speaking with News Power Now this morning Ms. Browne commented on the increasing problem of domestic violence in Trinidad and Tobago.
She said that families and friends should continue to do all they can to help those they know who are involved in violent relationships.
Sampson – Browne also stated that there are many reasons why a woman would choose to stay in violent relationship.
Sampson – Browne also noted that many times there are signs that someone could be violent and abusive.
She said that the signs could be seen even before one enters a relationship.
She advised women to inquire about a potential mate before getting involved, and not to ignore signs that the person may be violent.
Meanwhile one non-Governmental Organisation is today making an appeal to men to stop killing women.
Director at the International Women’s Resource Network, Adriana Sandrine Rattan, says many of the domestic situations occur because of high levels of jealousy and insecurity on the part of males.
She says men should now take the route of talking about issues rather than violence.
Ms. Rattan is also of the view that the state can play a major role in curbing domestic violence situation, by funding NGO’s.