D is for Domestic Violence! Violence in any form towards fellow human beings is not tolerated and when that violence happens in the place that is supposed to protect and guard you—you surely feel helpless. The world of domestic violence is a living hell for the victim, as she doesn’t know what may initiate the violence. Domestic violence forces the victim to become a living corpse because she doesn’t or a piece of furniture, which the husband uses at his will, abuses and discard her again at his will.

Long time back some five years back when I was researching on this topic I came across some figures, which revealed that domestic violence is not a national problem but a worldwide problem and all over the world almost 90 percent of women are suffering from domestic violence and the figures are on the sire in the developed countries like yes you guessed it right America.

If we look at our country, we will be surprised again to see that domestic violence is a norm even in well-educated families as well. But wait a minute why is it surprising? No I am not surprised? Why you may ask! Well for the starters the abusers are either alcoholic, have relations outside marriage, have seen their father dealing with their mom in a similar fashion hence they think it is normal to raise your hands.

Domestic violence is defined as a violent or aggressive behaviour within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner. And the government define domestic violence as “Any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional) between adults who are or have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender or sexuality.”

There are exceptions in this case too and click here to read some of the rare cases when men are at the receiving end of the domestic violence.

Bell Bajao is also working to protect women against so please do visit to read, comment and write about it.

Remember that you need to speak up against the violence to protect those for whom you are staying silent and suffering – yes your children.