Domestic violence is world problem. It affects families, friends, communities and neighbours. It contributes to loss of life, diseases like depression, mental illness, and bodily injuries only to mention a few. Death resulting from domestic violence worldwide is half the number caused by HIV& AIDS yearly and a quarter to those caused by Tuberculosis and malaria and therefore, this alone makes domestic violence to be among the number one killer diseases. The health service spends money on assaults cases and by so doing cutting down on other medical treatments.
The vulnerable offers of domestic violence are women, children, old people and the youth. Many wives to violent husbands do not talk about it, for many different reasons such as culture patterns, lack of information related to the problem, and simply pride. Children growing up in an obsessive home turn to be violent in their behaviour when they grow up. The abusers always put the blame on alcohol and anger. The simple behaviours they can control.
Taking domestic violence like a private matter is wrong; everybody should take part in preventing violence, communities, individual citizen, neighbours, families and friends.
Reporting your abusive neighbour to the authorities not only benefit you but saves life and promotes good neighbourhood.
Governments where culture norm is violence cause should make legislations preventing domestic violence and press criminal charge on domestic violence. Governments should empower women economically by making it easier for them to come on the work market.
Unemployed women are always reluctant to report their abusive husbands because of insecure economic financial standard. In result of verbal abuse women lose their self-respect and therefore it is hard for them to leave their partners because they feel less worth.
Domestic violence is a disease. Both abusers and victims should be offered help (family counselling). Schools should educate the children about violence; police should take violence cases seriously by imposing hard sentences to the offenders.