Locked down & trapped with abusive partners: No where to run

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown in March this year in Cameroon, several cases of violence against women by their partners or even ex partners in our community have made headlines. These women are trapped and have nowhere to run to.

#notodomesticabuse #notodomesticviolence when will enough be enough? This happened in the NW region of Cameroon earlier this week. Trapped victims with nowhere to run. #bethehope #mentalillnessawareness #breakthestigma #helpishere #youarenotalone

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Violence against Women VAW) and Violence against Children (VAC) on an alarming rise


Violence against Women VAW) and Violence against Children (VAC) is on an alarming rise in community with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and general instability in our country Cameroon.

What could be done to prevent or respond rapidly and effectively to such violence against 2 of the most vulnerable groups in our society?

Women are trapped with violent partners and have no where to run. Children are violated by their own family members and there is little or nothing done other than rage our frustration on social media. Available Policy is so discouraging and there are no promptly responsive social services available for victims to find refuge in.

Hope for the Abused and Battered is therefore undertaking a research project with the aim of collecting empirical evidence with the goal of effecting policy change.

Under the guidance of our founder Barrister Marie Abanga, our project consultant led the team with the design, appreciation and elaboration of the proposal. With this project, H4AB would be able to address the causes and effects of violence on the mental health needs of these vulnerable groups in our community especially during this period of the Covid-19 pandemic amidst so much instability in the country as a whole.

Would you like to be a changemaker? What about joining our dynamic team with one or more of our project roll-outs. We welcome all donations and partnership proposals with our young organization. Do not hesitate to connect with us through any of the accompanying:

Kindly email us at hope@hope4abusedbattered.com
Visit our website www.hope4abusedbattered.com
Give us a call/WhatsApp # +237672576011

#hopefortheabusedbattered
#mentalhealthmatters
#violenceagainstwomen
#violenceagainstchildren
#weareinthistogether
#thereishope
#bethehope

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Motivating us all is a passion of our founder

Let’s go forth into a new week with the reminder that happiness is from within and we can choose how to act or react to external stimulus such a pressure from the world or that from within…yes because our #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthadvocate #breakthestigma #thereishope #bethehope #youarenotalone #mindfulness #beautifulminds #wellness

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Let’s talk Covid-19 and Domestic Abuse

Let’s talk Covid-19 and Domestic Abuse. Our founder was once more a guest on an very important program. She focused on sharing the situation in Cameroon as well the mental health effects the double pandemics are having on all the stakeholders involved.

In a nutshell her reflections were around the following questions:

The Impact of gender based violence on mental health;

a) What is gender based violence and how is it exacerbated during this pandemic?

b) What in brief is mental health and mental health disorders?

c) How does GBV affect our mental health?

d) What is the effect of our mental health on GBV?

e) What can be done?

f) What are the resources available in Cameroon?

g) What needs to be done?

She can be contacted at http://www.marieabanga.com

Do not suffer in silence, we are offering psychotherapeutic support so do not hesitate to reach out to us

Kindly email us at http://hope@hope4abusedbattered.com
Visit our website http://www.hope4abusedbattered.com
Give us a call/WhatsApp # +237672576011

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3 great Awareness and Advocacy events our founder has spoken at recently S1

Our Founder has been pursuing the mental health awareness scope of our organization recently by honouring various invitations to join esteemed panels on various thematic discussions

Our Founder has been pursuing the mental health awareness scope of our organization recently by honoring various invitations to join esteemed panels on various thematic discussions.

1)On the 5th of August 2020, our founder honoured an invitation by the Anxiety Support and Awareness Center Trust of South Africa to be a guest therapist on their Mental Wellness WhatsApp Group where they talked about supporting mental wellness and awareness. The focus of discussion was on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and she contributed in demystifying and destigmatizing mental illness through her reflections. You could join their support group on Whatsapp with either of these links:
Group 0
https://chat.whatsapp.com/GHP9fqDeDCiDHAue8y2VTt
Group 1
https://chat.whatsapp.com/D2vZXcDdVyUCZJyoACdRjK

2) On the 6th August 2020 she had a talk on women’s mental health to emphasize that awareness and pro activeness are key this was hosted on the Cameroon Career Woman Awards Facebook page.
Link to video on her Youtube channel:
https://youtu.be/WMxvl_C4dPQ

3) On the 8th of July, she was also a guest on the amazing platform (the Woman Experience) by a very dynamic Cameroonian in the diaspora called Goretti. She has over 5k followers and our show was viewed by 3k on Facebook and hundred so far on her YouTube channel.
She reflected on the following and how they affect our mental health
1. Healthy vs unhealthy love ( love languages etc which can lead to domestic abuse)
2. Mental stamina or absence thereof (Communication styles and crisis management styles)
3. Emotional intelligence (Self assessment)
4. Mental illness (mental health ignored, challenges set in, no coping mechanism)
5. Lessons learned; what the law states; what’s next?
a. The felon (he should be used as an example maybe? For some deterring effects)
b. The families (his family and her family…dealing and healing)
c. The Advocacy…against the multiplier/ripple effect
d. Raising our kids rights especially our sons…positive masculinity… And the girls to be more careful.
Link to the video on our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEm_soyH04k

She can be contacted at www.marieabanga.com

Do not suffer in silence, we are offering psycho-therapeutic support so do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Do you want to invite our founder to be a guest on your show or platform?
Do not hesitate to reach out:
Kindly email us at: hope@hope4abusedbattered.com
Visit our website www.hope4abusedbattered.com
Give us a call/WhatsApp # +237672576011

#hopefortheabusedbattered
#weareinthistogether
#mentalhealthmatters
#thereishope
#bethehope
#breakthestigma
#donotsufferinsilence

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Seizing all opportunities: It’s a global Advocacy for our founder

#mentalhealthmatters leaving no opportunity behind to raise awareness especially in moments like these; our founder honours an invitation by the international MMPF #mentalhealthadvocate #breakthestigma #mentalillnessawareness #mentalhealthrecovery #bethehope #thereishope

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No justification for murder; stop the domestic violence

There is no Justification for murder especially of an intimate partner. A series of such tragedies have however occured in the last weeks, and we analyze the most recent one which occured in the city of Buea Cameroon, to make our case against such murder which proceeds domestic violence. Watch our Admin & HR officer make a passionate case…

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No justification for murder; stop the domestic violence

There is no Justification for murder especially of an intimate partner. A series of such tragedies have however occured in the last weeks, and we analyze the most recent one which occured in the city of Buea Cameroon, to make our case against such murder which proceeds domestic violence. Watch our Admin & HR officer make a passionate case…

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Fight against Domestic Abuse: Flee when you see red flags

Fight against Domestic Abuse: Flee when you see red flags

Olamide Omujuwa Alli a 25- year old woman has been murdered by her partner, Chris Ndukwe in Nigeria.

Her friends testified to repeated incidences of abuse from her partner, but she kept getting back with him because of ‘love’.

Chris gruesomely murdered Olamide over a squabble that arose concerning the paternity of their last child. They had been in this cyclical pattern of break up/make up for 7years. Olamide had seen the red flags all through these years but deliberately ignored them to her fatal demise.

In preparation for their upcoming wedding in August, a source said he called a Master of Ceremony (MC) to notify him that he would handle the event. It was that same evening the murder took place.

He had premeditated his murder act, created a convenient environment by playing very loud music so that no one will hear or suspect anything of that sort was taking place. He first tied her up, used a plier to cut her dread, stabbed her on the head and on her eyes 11 times. After committing such an evil act, he killed himself too. Just in the twinkle of an eye, their innocent children have become orphans.

Olamide even founded an organization that enlightened young girls about abusive relationships based on her personal experience. Unfortunately, this was not enough to make her flee for her life. She probably thought her partner will change but unfortunately that was never the case.

No woman should remain in a toxic and abusive with a psychopath and narcissist for whatever reason. Emotions should not cloud reason and judgment especially when violence is concerned. Once beaten twice shy, but some women tend to ignore the validity of this statement. Once you notice the warning signs, let it go and flee for good. You may just be hastening your death by returning to your abuser.

Is a loved one or anyone around you going through domestic abuse and does not know the way out? Please do not give up, We can help. Contact us immediately through any of the links below.

Kindly email us at: hope@hope4abusedbattered.com
Visit our website www.hope4abusedbattered.com
Give us a call/WhatsApp # +237672576011

#hopefortheabusedbattered
#weareinthistogether
#thereishope
#redflagsmeanflee
#lifeispriceless
#alllivesmatter

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