DEPENDENCIES & VICIOUS CYCLES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

The International Women’s Resource Network (IWRN) is again issuing a STRONG APPEAL to victims and families afflicted by DOMESTIC VIOLENCE to reach out for immediate assistance. According to the organization “we can no longer sit as a nation, region and globe and allow our women to leave us in such cruel circumstances.”

Many victims of domestic violence are fearful and uncertain due to a number of reasons, and as such remain in the environment until death. Some have also admitted that despite the abuse, their partners are good lovers and their sole providers.

IWRN’s President, Sandrine Rattan added “we do not live in a perfect world, hence men need to spend more time understanding the needs, weaknesses and strengths of their partners, and avoid VIOLENCE despite the circumstances.”

This renewed call comes in light of the recent death of Terisha Heeralal who remained in an abusive relationship for some seven (7) years.

This renewed call comes in light of the recent death of Terisha Heeralal who remained in an abusive relationship for some seven (7) years.

The organization’s global research in the area of domestic violence continue to show that SEX and MONEY are used as ploys to suppress women into remaining in sustained violent relationships. The IWRN maintains “whilst sex is a beautiful and intimate activity it can’t and should not be used to mend relationships, but rather, both parties need to identify the problems, and together agree on an amicable solution.”

The IWRN, an NGO headquartered in Trinidad and Tobago, was established primarily to provide support services and mechanisms for young girls and women in local, regional and international communities who are affected by domestic violence, HIV-Aids and other abusive -type situations. Its Board of Directors comprises of a group of professional women including Certified Transition Life Coaches, Career Management Coach, Clinical Psychologist, Communications, Branding and Graphic Consultants.

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