Following the recent trend of domestic violence among couples, especially our celebrities, Beautiful fair-skinned Ghanaian actress Juliet Ibrahim on Friday, joined others to speak and stand up against domestic violence and those who mock victims.
This is coming on the heel of one of Nigeria own female actress who complained about domestic violence in her home. Mercy Aigbe Gentry.
A popular Nigerian actress coming who recently made public her own ordeal in the hands of her husband by providing video types of how she was beaten and battered by the man she calls ‘Love’
Juliet Ibrahim ended her four years old marriage to Kwadwo Safo Katanka in 2014 due to reasons that were not disclosed. Who knows, it might be as a reason of what her heart is pouring out right now.
In an angry note, she said:
“Our value as women has been taken for granted due to domestic violence, egoism and male chauvinism. Never joke about domestic violence. Violence is never a choice anyone should make!!”
“Why Didn’t You Just Leave?’ A question we are all quick to ask but we should never be the judge until we hear Domestic Violence Survivors explain why It’s never that simple!!”
“80% of women experience violence in relationships around the world and its growing rapidly; We need to speak up and lend our voices as much as we can to encourage these Victims to speak up early enough to avoid a nasty fate, keeping quiet and thinking that He/She will change is not the solution! “
I totally agree with Juliet, abusers never change, a temperamental man could, with counselling and all that, but a violent man, once they hit you once, they will never stop!
I am talking from experience
Juliet Ibrahim went further to say
“When a gun is present in a domestic violence situation, it increases the risk of homicide for women by 500 percent. #domesticviolence shame unto every so-called celebrity that is actually tweeting and snapping while mocking any thing concerning another woman’s well being that is out there in the news… “
“Don’t forget Karma is a real bitch; be careful what you wish for others. #sayNotodomesticviolence Thank God there are authorities in place nowadays to do the needful and deal with these maniacs! Violence is not an excuse and should never be a choice no matter what!
I wonder if other women takes delight to see their own mate being beaten. According to the words of Juliet Ibrahim ” Karma is real”
Bravo Juliet! we need more of your types.
By Kadiri Manfred
A short film on domestic violence awareness