Abuse against women occurs in families of all educational, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. It is found in both rural and urban settings. Abuse can be in any form, be it physical, sexual, psychological, or threatened. No matter what the form is, but it occurs only in an intimate relationship. Intimate relationships include a current or former spouse, and an intimate, or dating partner. Violence is used to intimidate, humiliate or frighten victims, or to make them feel powerless.
Most of the time abuse occurs in a pattern of assaultive and controlling behavior. There may be several acts which might appear minor when you view them in isolation but when seen collectively, it amounts to a form of abuse. With the passage of time, abuse increases in both frequency and severity. Once an abuser uses physical violence, they are likely to intensify their assaults and increase the woman’s risk of serious life-threatening injury.
As a non-profit organization for women victims of physical abuse, Women Rising Above Abuse (WRAA) provides support to the survivors in form of empowerment workshops. This helps the abuse victims overcome their past and take a step forward to lead an independent life of happiness. The main aim of WRAA is to empower you, encourage you and to uplift your confidence level.
Why Women Are Afraid To Speak Out About Abuse?
Noticing and acknowledging the sign of an abusive relationship is the first step of ending it. But sometimes, the victims are very much afraid to speak about abuse. After the physical injuries such as bruises, fractures, cuts, and wounds, these women either lose all hope to live further or their confidence level decreases to an extent that they are not able to differentiate what is good and bad for them. They start suffering from stress-related pain, anxiety attacks, depression, weight loss or gain and other health issues. They think that with time the things will be back on track and they will live happily ever after. However, such abusive relationships worsen with time.
Forms of Physical Abuse
Physical abuse can be in the form of biting or scratching, pushing or shoving, slapping, kicking, choking or strangling, throwing things, force feeding or denying you food, using sharp weapon or objects to hurt you, physically restraining you, other acts that might hurt you, threatening you and letting you enter in a traumatic situation.
WRAA Empowerment Workshops
To empower the victims of domestic violence, Women Rising Above Abuse conducts workshops in which other abused victims share their painful stories and how they cope up with the abuse. This gives other victims inspiration and power to move ahead. The workshop is one of the comprehensive approaches to stop the violence against women and children and help them overcome their past abuse and move forward to a life of redemption. We provide tools and connect the victims to the right people for their best personal outcome. We also help them manage things which they can on their own.
As a non-profit organization for women victims of physical abuse, WRAA provides a safe place for women and young girls to gather, share their stories, express emotions and get heard so that they learn how to lead a life full of happiness and self-confidence.