April 19 2012
WEAVE was established in 1978 to help women of domestic violence. Since then the program has grown and more services have had to be provided to help women. This program has grown because the needs for these services have grown. It can be economical, social, or even religious acceptance. But more and more we see women still being victimized and abused by their partners. These are women who are our mothers, sisters, grandmothers, etc. It is said that women experience about 4.8 million intimate partner-related physical assaults and rapes every year. Less than 20 percent of battered women sought medical treatment following an injury.
These problems vary in what is experienced by women. Some rationalize why they are abused. Some believe in their heart they are in love. But most live in fear or physical repercussion. But these are just the tip of the iceberg of reasons. For most women, leaving a spouse can put a financial burden on them. And often children are involved. There is no escape. Even with steady employment, women are still less likely to leave for the sake of not harming the children. Or the abuse is so bad they can hardly realize what the correct thing to do. WEAVE gives them knowledge and fortitude to deal with these issues. A majority of time they provide shelter so they can escape. Help them retrain for a job or even go to court to get a restraining order.
Intervention is tough though. Some of these women do not seek the help. And it is tough to give them the help if they do not think they need it. This cannot be forced upon them. They will usually return to the situation. Even if it is for the sake of the children. But WEAVE is there to help. And when they are ready to seek another way of life without abuse WEAVE will be there. It is hard to believe in this day and age of social awareness that this continues to be an issue. According to the National Crime...
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