Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is a global concern with a significant public health impact and as Public Health Advocate certified by University at Albany, State University of New York, this topic is of utmost concern to me and needs to be addressed through community based approach. I feel greatly pained counselling women who are constantly being abused by their intimate Partner. They are so vulnerable, scared and they don’t just know what to do.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines intimate Partner Violence as any behaviour within an intimate relationship by an intimate partner that causes physical, psychological, or sexual harm to those in the relationship.
It is one of the most common types of violence experienced by women. Most reported cases of IPV are perpetrated by men towards women; although men can be victims of IPV, but our program on “Ladies Let’s Talk Int’l” focuses on women since it’s an empowerment platform for women and we’re narrowing our event to treat Physical/Domestic Violence as a sub-topic.
Violence against women is associated with immediate and long-term adverse health outcomes for women and children, both directly and indirectly. In a WHO multi-country study, women who had experienced IPV reported poorer health, more emotional distress, and more suicidal thoughts and attempts than those who had not experienced IPV.
Two in three victims of intimate partner/family-related homicide are women. IPV limits a woman’s decision-making power regarding her reproductive health, putting her at risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unwanted pregnancies. Partner violence during pregnancy can be associated with poor attendance to antenatal and postnatal care, increasing the risk of having low birth-weight infants or preterm births and intensive care admission of the newborn.
On Satuday, 26th of September 2020, Mummy and I media powered a mega summit on her FACEBOOK COMMUNITY – LADIES LET’S TALK INT’L 👉 with thousands of women titled “SURVIVING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE” which was judiciously treated by our own phenomenal and ultimate strong woman, Layo Tai Demuren who was the Special Guest Speaker.
Here are some excerpts from her teachings: “As a domestic violence survivor, I equip people with the right tools to help them overcome domestic violence and encouraged them to start life all over again. When we talk about domestic violence, people think it’s only when someone punches you. They always look at the aspect of physical abuse meanwhile it’s way beyond that. Domestic violence can be physical abuse, sexual abuse, psychological or emotional abuse. It can also be economical abuse. A situation where the intimate partner starves or punish their partner financially.” If you’re not yet a member, quickly join us as we prepare for our next program!-
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