Violence against women – particularly intimate partner violence and sexual violence – is a major public health problem and a violation of women’s human rights.
Estimates published by WHO indicate that globally about 1 in 3 (30%) of women worldwide have been subjected to either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.
Most of this violence is intimate partner violence. Worldwide, almost one third (27%) of women aged 15-49 years who have been in a relationship report that they have been subjected to some form of physical and/or sexual violence by their intimate partner.
Violence can negatively affect women’s physical, mental, sexual, and reproductive health, and may increase the risk of acquiring HIV in some settings.
Violence against women is preventable. The health sector has an important role to play to provide comprehensive health care to women subjected to violence, and as an entry point for referring women to other support services they may need.
The United Nations defines violence against women as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual, or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.” (1)
Intimate partner violence refers to behavior by an intimate partner or ex-partner that causes physical, sexual or psychological harm, including physical aggression, sexual coercion, and psychological abuse and controlling behaviors.
4Agape Inc is here for the oppressed woman who is being abused or was in an abusive relationship with an abuser. The pain and scars from a relationship are of the heart and are not visible to the physical eyes so hence abused people tend to endure the abuse until they either relapse and go into depression or worse hurt themselves or their abusers.
This organization is committed to helping women who have gone through abuse or are currently going through it and need an escape route. We support survivors/victims of domestic abuse, spousal abuse, and emotional abuse.
A lot of abused victims feel stuck due to financial incapability, so we would help them with rental assistance, utilities assistance, counselling/coaching or funds to start up a small business.
We would help them through their healing process and we hope to achieve this through coaching and by referring them to a therapist.
A lot of victims/survivors go through depression during periods of abuse and some have had mental issues and have tried to harm themselves.
They go through complete physical and mental breakdowns and some become suicidal from the abuse.
This is why it’s important to speak to someone, don’t suffer on your own; you need to be set free. There’s freedom for you whether it’s through coaching, therapy and counselling. Speak up and speak out to save your life.