Prevent domestic violence Pakistan during COVID-19

by Dawood Global Foundation - Educate a Girl
Prevent domestic violence Pakistan during COVID-19

It's Christmas time when most people around the world reach out to, visit and connect to their families. But for some, it is still a time of fear and wish for escape from one's families, or more specifically spouse and a toxic situation of domestic abuse. 

It's so hard to know what really goes on, behind closed doors.  When things get really bad, though, Sometimes the victim tries to find a safe place to to take refuge and that is what your funds are used for: shelter. We are trying to find ways to help these women have the courage to seek refuge and be able to find safety when needed. Whenever needed.

Ashanti, 32, was a child bride married off at 16 to a man triple her age. She got almost immediately pregnant and now has 6 children. Despite the need to find a place to escape the violence and base, she has been unable to leave because she's scared of leaving the children. Your funds contribute to safe escape for women like Ashanti.

Please continue to give as the need grows, especially more so during holiday time.

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"As many as 500 divorce lawsuits were filed in Lahore’s civil family courts by women over the last 10 days, reports have revealed," according to Social Diary Magazine Pakistan.

"It was learned that many of the petitioners had chosen to marry men of their choice, whom they now want to divorce because of domestic conflicts rising from unemployment issues."

It's hard to know what happens behind closed doors, but with these piling divorce lawsuits, it's clear domestic violence is increasingly leading to divorce and in all likelihood, simply increasing.  

As the economy plummets and Covid-19 numbers continue to be frightening, more people are being laid off and domestic violence increases. The need is greater than ever to combat this and your funds are playing a critical role in this. Thank you!

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It's Ramadan - the Holy Month of fasting - and most people are praying and spending quality time with their families.

But home is not safe for everyone.

Some people are wishing they could escape their toxic home situation.  We're referring those households which are ones of domestic violence.

No one ever can know what really goes on in other people's homes, behind closed doors.  This project are for some of the worse situations, with the intent to help the abused Partner find a safe place to to take refuge. We are trying to find ways to help these women have the courage to seek refuge and be able to find safety when needed. Whenever needed. Your funds have been used to build anc strengthen shelter.

Maya (name changed) is just 14 but has been married to 42 year old Iqbal (name changed). Pregnant and trying to escape his constant physical and emotional abuse, she sought shelter in a local church. Your funds helped her find a safe house to live until she can learn a skill and earn a living, 

Please continue to give as the need grows, especially more so during holiday time.

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It's Christmas time and most people we hope are trying to safely connect with their families for the holidays.

Some people are wishing they could escape their toxic home situation.  We're not referring to the loud, drunk uncles here, but those households which are ones of domestic violence.

It's so hard to know what really goes on, behind closed doors.  However, when things get really bad, Sometimes the abused Partner tries to find a safe place to to take refuge. We are trying to find ways to help these women have the courage to seek refuge and be able to find safety when needed. Whenever needed. Your funds have been used to build anc strengthen shelter.

Please continue to give as the need grows, especially more so during holiday time.

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Recently, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, stated during a interview on HBO, “If a woman is wearing very few clothes it will have an impact on the man unless they are robots. It’s common sense."  Shortly thereafter, at a time when there have been a series of violence againt women in the press, a high profile diplomat's daughter in Islamabad, Pakistan, was tortured and then beheaded by a high-profile industralist she was close to, when she stopped by his house to spend time with him.

Whether they were dating and this was "domestic violence," or whether they were friends and this was simply, "violence," the reality is violence against women (or anyone) is not acceptable.  Now, more and more, this topic is making headlines in Pakistan, but still there are many men - and people - who think like the PM and victim blame or perhaps, simply think lowly of Pakistani men.

This project is about funding help not only for women who are facing domestic violence, but to help create and strengthen structures that are giving women the ability to leave toxic homes and spaces where they are not safe. 

Thank you for your generosity.  Please spread the word and continue to help us to help victims of domestic violence.

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Dawood Global Foundation - Educate a Girl

Location: Karachi, Sindh - Pakistan
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Tara Dawood
Karachi, Sindh Pakistan
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