Saturday, 17 March 2012

Mothering and Domestic Violence


For Saturday and Sunday this weekend the Christian Aid 'Count Your Blessings' calendar focuses on mothers in need of refuge and protection from violence.


They cite the example of Pak, a 23 year old women in Cambodia. She lives in a women's refuge in Phnom Penh run by Cambodian Women's Crisis Centre (CWCC) a partner agency of Christian Aid. She sought help after her husband had beaten her unconscious. She is being helped to bring her case against her husband to court and hopefully will receive training to rebuild her life safely with her children.


You can read more about the work of Christian Aid in Cambodia here.

Christian Aid suggests today giving thanks for mothers throughout the world and the organisations that work to protect them. With Mothering Sunday tomorrow this seems a good thing to do.


4 comments:

  1. Nice post. You might like this poem about mothers. http://caroleschatter.blogspot.co.nz/2011/12/random-quotation-spot.html

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    1. Thanks for commenting Carole. I like the brief poem on you blog - a lot of truth in it.

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  2. Horrible to think of mothers and their children on the receiving end of domestic abuse.

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    1. Suem - it's sadly a universal problem - yes, horrible, especially when the cycle of physical abuse is repeated in the next generation.

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