In our day to day activities as Human Rights Activists, we tend to hold accountable systems of a Government or Wrongs of a company and so on. We sometimes fail to see that sometimes these rights are violated by,in relevance to my topic, even spouses or family members of neighbours.
This past week in Kenya, a video circulated showing a Man abusing his wife on the road. It is a horrifying scene. What bugged me most was that there were other people watching this happen including the person who was filming that terrible act.
Well undisclosed sources say that in the community that these people come from, a third party should not intervene during acts of Domestic violence. We have in the past seen spouses being seriously hurt others even die as a result of the mistreatment.
Apart from engaging in the Criminal Justice system of reporting such cases and arrests are made and the long prosecution begins, I believe that there is need to educate everyone about Domestic Violence and to inform victims that it is okay to speak out against it
What other thing can be done to reduce such cases? Since I know that this is a global issue.