Domestic Violence In Pakistan:
Domestic abuse & domestic violence in Pakistan is very common. Killing, burning and maiming victims is not ouside of the psyche of perpetratrs in Pakistan. Extreme violence is part of society and not shocking to see it happen. Religious belief that empowers a husband's beating of his wife does not help the problem at all. Spousal abuse while being the most commonly reported form of domestic violence probably makes up for very little proportion of the collective statistics on domestic violence because domestic violence encompasses all sorts of abuses in a household. It includes child abuse, intimate partner violence ( IPV) and domestic violence and other forms of abuse.

Most Common Causes in Pakistan:
The most common causes include:
1] Dissatisfaction with the dowry and exploiting women for more of it.
2] The woman arguing with the partner.
3] Refusing to have sex with husbands.
4] Neglecting children or being accused of doing so.
5] Going out of home without telling the partner.
6] Not cooking properly or on time.
7] Accusation of & indulging in extra marital affairs.
8] Not looking after in-laws etc.
9] Not having a male son - That is seen as a serious crime.
10] The greed for dowry can cause domestic violence against women.
There have been gruesome reports of young bride being burnt alive in Pakistan or subjected to continuous harassment for not bringing home the amount of demanded dowry just like the women in India.

How we work in Pakistan:
In Partnership with our mission partners in Pakistan, we are working to help women and their children who are victims of domestic violence and have become destitute or homeless as a result.

Our Goals for Pakistan:
1] Engage in active & sustained advocacy work including the distribution of leaflets, flyers & posters.
2] Run bill board advertising campaigns to counter the DV culture.
3] Build a home to house at least 12 women and their families.
4] Set up a vocational training centre for women recovering from domestic violence.
5] Provide counselling support to victims of domestic violence.
6] Set up a feeding Centre for feeding women & children made homeless by domestic violence.
7] Help children of victims gain access to quality education, healthcare & counselling.
8] Establish microfinance programs to enable victims to start small trades/farming.

How to partner with us:
Please click the 'read more' button below!



Domestic Violence In India:
United Nation Population Fund Report stated that:
1] Two-third of married Indian women are victims of domestic violence.
2] As many as 70 per cent of married women in India between the age of 15 and 49 are victims of beating, rape or forced sex.
3] More than 55 percent of the women suffer from domestic violence, especially in the states of Bihar, Utter Pradesh and other northern states.

The violence use din India to treat women comes on a higher scale amongst nations whose culture & religion condones ill treatment of women. Brides are tormented due to dowry payment failure. Women who fail to give birth to sons instead of daughters are treated as useless, worthless and second class in a society where boys are more valued than girls. Many women have been tortured, set ablaze & birth alive, amputated or treated with extreme cruelty by whole families. It is appalling.

Most Common Causes:
The most common causes for women stalking and battering include dissatisfaction with the dowry and exploiting women for more of it, arguing with the partner, refusing to have sex with him, neglecting children, going out of home without telling the partner, not cooking properly or on time, indulging in extra marital affairs, not looking after in-laws etc. In some cases infertility in females also leads to their assault by the family members. The greed for dowry, desire for a male child and alcoholism of the spouse are major factors of domestic violence against women in rural areas. There have been gruesome reports of young bride being burnt alive or subjected to continuous harassment for not bringing home the amount of demanded dowry. Women in India also admit to hitting or beating because of their suspicion about the husbandís sexual involvement with other women.

How we work in India:
In Partnership with our mission partners in India, we are working in the State of Andrah Pradesh to help women and their children who are victims of domestic violence and have been rendered destitute or homeless as a result.

Our Goals for India:
1] Engage in active & sustained advocacy work including the distribution of leaflets, flyers & posters.
2] Run bill board advertising campaigns.
3] Build a home to house 12 women and their families.
4] Set up a vocational training centre for women recovering from domestic violence.
5] Provide counselling support to victims of domestic violence.
6] Set up a feeding centre for feeding women & children made homeless by domestic violence.
7] Help children of victims gain access to education, healthcare & counselling.
8] Establish microfinance programs to enable victims to start small trades/farming.

How to partner with us:
Please click the read more button below!



Domestic Violence In Africa:
Domestic abuse & domestic violence is very common in Africa.
Beating women, murder, and maiming victims is not unusual in many respect both in villages & in big cities across Africa.
. Violence is uncommon place and it is part of the society norm in many respect. War, political clashes & regular tribal & inter-tribal conflict have left a permission mentalilty for violence to be perpetrated and women are the weakest link and the commonest victims.

Islamic religious belief that empowers a husband's beating of his wife does not help the problem at all in some parts of Moslem Africa. Spousal abuse whilst being the most commonly reported form of domestic violence probably makes up for very little proportion of the collective statistics on domestic violence because domestic violence encompasses all sorts of abuses in a household. It includes child abuse, house help/female servant abuse, intimate partner, casual partner rape, violence (IPV) as well. There are reports of women going to police stations to lodge complaints and being told to go home and please their husbands sexually, cook him a nice meal, submit to him amd all will be well. There is lack of appreciation for the trauma, shame and hurt of victims. This in Africa will need to change & can change with public awareness campaings and positive advocacy contnously in place.

Most Common Causes in Africa:
The most common causes include:
1] Gros gender inequality mentality. Undervaluation of women with some societies.
2] Cultural sanctions that tolerate or uphold the beating of women.
3] Refusing to have sex with husbands or known male associate.
4] Joblessness, drunkenness & alcoholism.
5] Going out of the family home without telling the partner.
6] Not cooking properly or on time or deemed a lazy wife.
7] Accussing the man of indulging in extra marital affairs or the woman being accused of doing the same.
8] Dispproval from in-laws & family married into & accusation of not looking after in-laws adequately can induce domestic Violence and extreme abuse.
9] Not having a male son or not being able to conceive at all can be grounds for unkind treatment, maltreatment & violence.
10] Gender disregard and disrespect by men/spouse within African cultural setting, practices & belief system.
11] Belief that the female gender is inferior, need to be handled in a tough manner & general gender inequality.
12] Treating women & daughters as property accounts for many of the wickedness & verbal abuse culture.
13] Opposition to husband marrying another wife or having concubines.

How we work in Kenya & Uganda:
In Partnership with our mission partners in Africa, we are working to help women and their children who are victims of domestic violence and have become destitute or homeless as a result to live a better life in relative safety and peace.

Our Goals for Kenya & Uganda:
1] Establish microfinance programs to enable victims to start small trades/farming.
2] Engage in active & sustained advocacy work including the distribution of leaflets, flyers & posters.
3] Run bill board advertising campaigns to counter the DV culture.
4] Build a home to house at least 12 women and their families escaping domestic violence.
5] Set up a vocational training centre for women recovering from domestic violence.
6] Set up a feeding Centre for feeding women & children made homeless due to domestic violence.
7] Help children of victims gain access to good quality education, healthcare & counselling.
8] Provide counselling support to victims of domestic violence & their children.

How to partner with us:
Click the read more button below!



"...Do not be afraid, for I am with you;
Do not be dismayed, for I am your God!
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.
I am holding you by your right hand,
I am the Lord your God.
And I say to you,'Do not be afraid,
I am here to help you!"
Isaiah 43v10-13