Why is Domestic Violence such a quiet subject?
Have you cringed when a friend was degraded by her partner in public? Or felt uncomfortable because your friend’s partner continually rings to check her whereabouts? Is your friend’s partner intimidating and rude to you?
Have you heard screams from a neighbour’s house, or seen physical signs of abuse, and haven’t said anything?
All too often we, as individuals and a community, notice signs of domestic violence and don’t speak up. How we can work to overcome this silence? How do we help those who have never experienced the violence to comprehend the severity of this act?