January 1, 2008

Raising Global Awareness & Support

Posted in Joy's Story, What is Domestic Violence? tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 8:08 pm by iBlog

Supporting Victims & Survivors of Female Domestic Violence

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WVSA Project Mission

The mission of WVSA is to provide quality and compassionate services, in a manner that fosters self-respect and independence in persons who have been victimized by domestic violence.

About WVSA Project

WVSA Projecthttp://www.wvsaproject.com, Women Victims and Survivors of Abuse Project is to assist in raising global awareness and offer support to the cause for social community issues of female victims/survivors of domestic violence abuse. WVSA Project has evolved today and is presently working to raise further awareness of social issues within local, national and global communities within the issues and concerns of the following areas:

Social Issues of Concern

Furthering the support against the violence against women act/Raising awareness of battered immigrant women/Raising awareness of battered children and their family offering support/Online therapy, creative support and culture for victims/survivors/Internet safety for young girls and female survivors against predators/Development of mentor’s programs.

Global Featured Article Topics

Understanding Trinidad-And-Tobago

Victimization of Egyptian Women & There Children

Bahrain, When Sect. Determines Your Spouse

How can you help?

  • We are set to receive tax-deductible donations. Our goal is to raise a minimum of $50,000 to help with the operation expenses. We’re asking for folks to consider giving $250, $500, $1000, $5000 as well as charitable donations to be donated to related organizations.
  • Join WVSA Project as a member and volunteer your time to help spread the word about this great cause.
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    WVSA Project provides support avenues, articles, resources, research, community participation and access to related resources pertaining to social issues on a global economic scale dealing with survivors/victims of female domestic abuse. We welcome comments, feedback and active community participation. Volunteers, corporate sponsors and all other general inquiries, please feel free to email us today at wvsaproject@gmail.com for information.

    Donations & Funding

    Those interested in helping, contact us at wvsaproject@gmail.com

    Since its founding, our sole purpose is to contribute in the helping of female victims of domestic violence, families and their children. The overall mission of WVSA Project is to provide quality and compassionate services, in a manner that fosters self-respect and independence in persons who have been victimized by domestic violence. WVSA Project members have a sincere interest and make a significant impact contributing to society in supporting the cause of victims of abuse and have a good heart in desire to make a difference in a survivors life as well as raising global awareness of female domestic social issues.

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    January 1, 2006

    Domestic Violence Month

    Posted in Joy's Story at 4:42 am by iBlog

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness month in the USA, devoted to connecting battered women’s advocates across the nation to work together to end violence against women and children.

    The issue, however, is not country specific. Domestic violence is a menace that is found all over the world. It is a disease prevailing in all strata of society, present in the lives of the educated and uneducated, the rich and the poor. Bangladeshi women experience some of the highest rates of domestic violence in the world.

    In this report we will see how Bangladeshi bloggers have started making waves in the fight against domestic violence to bring justice to its victims, proving the power of cyberactivism once again.

    Via Samiha Esha we take a look at the story of (*name withheld on the request of the victim as she was blackmailed and forced to request omitting the name), a lecturer of Brac University who was brutally assaulted by her husband, (*name withheld on the request of the victim ), in New York, where he is a student at Columbia University.

    *Victim on her wedding day  brutally assaulted
    *Victim (L) on her wedding day; and (R) after being brutally assaulted by her husband

    Pictures tell a thousand words. but *Victim’s note says more:

    I am lucky to be alive, and there must be a reason why the month-long abuse I sustained did not culminate in my death. I had said my ‘innah lillah..’s and was prepared to die, but that didn’t happen. Instead, he raped me with my head draped with a scarf so that he wouldn’t have to look at my disfigured face.

    She was rescued by police and the *victim is now in the custody of the NY police. Dr. Kathryn Ward at Nari Jibon’s Bangladesh from our view has more updates:

    Her abusive husband’s elite family is threatening her family with false cases. More recently many prominent Bangladeshi women’s organizations and leaders have protested the continued harassment of *victim and her family and called for justice in Bangladesh and USA.

    Some have organized on Facebook a group to provide Justice for the *victim! while others are speaking up and writing to challenge the victim-blaming anti-victim activities of the abuser’s, family, and friends who have posted misinformation on these websites!

    Adhunika Blog has some shocking statistics:

    Studies show that up to 3 million women are physically abused annually by intimate partners in the United States. However, the numbers seem worse for the South Asian community in the U.S, where approximately 41% of women are physically and/or sexually abused in some way by their current male partners in their lifetime. Unfortunately, the real percentage may be higher as many South Asian women are less likely to categorize various interactions as domestic violence, or are afraid or prevented from reporting such incidents.

    The Blog lists some helpful links to different domestic violence groups in USA that provide information about domestic violence and different services to victims.

    Now let’s go to Bangladesh to learn about more violence against women.

    rahela
    Rahela

    On October 22, 2007 Manobi posted about Rahela, a working class teenage girl who was gang raped lead by a former colleague who also slit her throat was slit and mutilated her body with acid three years ago. Before her painful death she could name the devils who did this to her mother. A case is on trial in court and the first hearing will be on October 29, 2007. A leading human rights organization “Ain O Salish Kendra” is fighting for justice for Rahela and is leading the court battle. The accused are hiding from the law and may be acquited due to insufficient evidence. Her husband remarried after six months and is happy that she could save him and his family from becoming a suspect by naming the culprits. This negligence is another form of violence!

    In her post [bn] Manobi urged the bloggers to amplify the news everywhere they could, especially in the local media, so that Rahela can get justice. The post received an enormous response–222 comments to date. Jiner Badshah posted another appeal titled “justice must prevail” [bn] to the Bangladeshi blogger community to create petitions, spread the news among the local media and create awareness in social networking sites.

    And it worked like a wonder, as articles have started to appear in the local media. This has prompted local journalists like Foisal Noi [bn] to go to Rahela’s village and dig up more information on the case. A significant TV broadcast about Rahela’s case is planned for October 29. Whether Rahela will get justice, only time will tell. But that single post by Manobi led to a level of activity in the society that was certainly unprecedented.

    Manobi says in an email:

    Now it feels like, Rahela is not abandoned, she is not forgotten. This ovewhelming response once again proves Humanity is the religion what we all follow.

    I urge all the cyber activists of the world to raise your voices against the domestic violences of your communities and create more awareness on this subject. Sometimes all it takes is the power of one to bring about change.

    (*name withheld on the request of the victim as she was blackmailed and forced to request us to omit the name)

    Posted by Rezwan