A safe haven for victims of domestic violence, even during the pandemic

Domestic violence and abuse cuts across all socio-economic sectors, across all segments of society, and it doesn’t end during the pandemic and shelters offer victims safety and a chance to protect their children. Photo: 123rf.com

Shalin got married to her husband when they were both just 21 even though her parents objected, preferring both of them to finish college first. Initially, life was good, but then, he changed.

“My husband forced me to do shift work to earn more money while he stayed home at night. But he spent time watching TV instead of looking after the kids, and they were unkempt and starving when I got home.

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