A subject that is not new to anyone and much less has happened today, domestic violence has grown right in front of the eyes of anyone who wants to see it in a frightening way. It has been emphasizing more and bringing us knowledge about facts that happen around the world, because television and all the other media disseminate several cases daily. We see horrible cases of parents who assault and rape their children, some unfortunately even die. Mothers who accept stepfathers to physically and psychologically torture their children daily, causing disorders and trauma that will last a lifetime.
This is a fact that does not choose age, sex, economic or social level and causes suffering in most cases, silently. Even though it is a factor that can also occur with men, domestic violence usually occurs with women, children, adolescents and the elderly within their own home. Usually the profile of the aggressor follows a line of aggressive, rude people who do not know how to deal with small frustrations. They are usually authoritarian and suffer from addictions such as alcoholism or drug use or simply have a deviation in character.
Most cases of domestic violence are portrayed by beatings , especially in children up to 5 years of age without distinction of sex. They suffer in silence and are threatened with death by the aggressor if they tell anyone. Another case that divides statistics on domestic violence is sexual abuse. Most cases occur with girls between 6 and 10 years old. Usually an act practiced by the father, stepfather, grandfather, uncle or close relative who should protect and care for the child. Thousands of girls every day lose their innocence and suffer abuse that will be marked the rest of their lives by those who should bring him security, offer affection and care.
There are also great cases of domestic violence with people with physical disabilities or special needs. In this case, greater evidence is recorded with the mothers, who, when feeling totally overwhelmed and unstructured by the situation, as the vast majority do not have support from other family members, end up discounting their children. They discharge their emotions and hatreds during the care with food and hygiene, and defer deep marks on a being who cannot defend himself or ask for help.
Domestic violence also occurs with women and also during their gestational periods. Large parts of women raped by their partners inside their homes, for fear of their reaction and because they have nowhere to go, accept and continue to live that way. Pregnant women are at great risk, especially from losing their baby or even affecting fetal development. There are many cases of children who are born with deformities due to the mother being beaten during pregnancy.
How to Act Against Domestic Violence?
Anyone who is a victim of domestic violence, whether male or female, child or elderly person, should go to a police station to register a police incident . At the police station, the complaint will be heard and the police report (BO) will be drawn up, which will be necessary if the victim is interested in entering into legal measures, and bringing justice. In cases of domestic violence, the delegate will usually refer the victim to a hospital or to the Legal Medical Institute to conduct a body and crime exam to verify and verify the physical aggression.
The police report with the collected evidence will be forwarded to the judge who will have up to 48 hours to respond with the request for urgent protective measures , if deemed necessary. If the victim and his dependents do not have a safe place or family home to stay in, the court provides shelter until the protective measure comes into effect. After determined by the judge, the aggressor will be asked to leave the place where the victim can safely return to his residence. When signed that the aggressor must keep his distance from the house and the others involved until the process is completed.
In case of sexual violence the woman has the right to receive emergency contraception care and service where an unwanted pregnancy will occur. In addition to procedures to prevent AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. Usually complaints are made by third parties who, tired of seeing the victim suffer quietly, go to the police. Unfortunately, many of the cases are not concluded because the victim does not have the courage to assume the assaults and testify against the aggressor allowing the fact to continue to occur and in many cases ending in tragedies.
Have you ever witnessed or known any victim of domestic violence? How did you contribute to help her? Tell us your story and that way we can help many other women and children who are victims of domestic violence. If you know a victim and want to help her, call the Maria da Penha law denial disk at 180 , which is open 24 hours a day. Your identity will be preserved and you can save a life. For victims of sexual violence and child pornography, the disk telephone reports the number 100 or you can go directly to a woman’s police station.
See also: Child Violence – Destroying Dreams
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.