A battered woman who is a victim of domestic abuse may feel a sense of hopelessness. She might cling to the hope that the relationship can be rescued, that he will keep his promise never to do it again. Or, she may have become so isolated from friends and family that she simply doesn’t have the confidence to walk away, feeling that she has no access to a support network should she do so. Financial concerns too, can prevent a woman from escaping an abusive relationship. Many abusers restrict their partner’s access to money, in order to assert greater control. It’s all very frightening. A seminar was arranged by Ecumenical Christian Council, Whitefield to bring awareness on this topic.

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