At a young age of 24, Kiran Ahluwalia left Punjab for England after marrying Sandeep, a man she had only met once.
In the beginning everything was perfect. In economics we term it as initial high marginal utility, which will eventually decrease.
Next fourteen years of her marriage turned into a living nightmare. She left her job for her husband, her dreams, her wishes. Topper of the university was now a helpless housewife. She suffered domestic violence in the form of physical abuse, marital rape and food deprivation. Her children saw her suffering every day. Her own family turned blind eye. Fourteen years she suffered alone, voiceless..
Recent global prevalence figures indicate that about 1 in 3 (35%) of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.
Globally, as many as 38% of murders of women are committed by an intimate partner
Threatening a current or former partner isn’t passion, or love, or heartache. It’s violence, it’s abuse and it’s a crime.
We worship our women as godess, symbolise our country as bharat mata. However, these same Shakti and Laxmi are beaten, raped, harassed and sold.
We have an abundance of rape and violence against women in this country and on this Earth, though it’s almost never treated as a civil rights or human rights issue, or a crisis, or even a pattern. Violence doesn’t have a race, a class, a religion, or a nationality, but it does have a gender.
You have a chance to save lives! If you don’t take it, you may regret it!
To anyone who has ever been assaulted:
You will never be ALONE.
You are never alone.
We have your back
I HAVE got your back.