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Chronic stress on the body and living in fight flight freeze mode 24/ 7 causes the stress hormones cortisol and adrenalin to be turned on all the time. All of which affects your mental focus, your ability to learn, your posture, your mobility, your aches and pains in your body.

just being boys behaviour but if the behaviour is detrimental to the female victim then this is not right and needs to be dealt with. In some cultures, women and children have no rights or limited rights. They are born into and brought up a completely patriarchal society. Changing cultural norms and attitudes takes a long time but needs to happen so that all genders can experience equality. Wh at ar e t h e f or em ost t h in gs w e as par en t s, gu ar dian s, people w h o w an t t o h elp can do t o h elp vict im s of abu se? Firstly, as parent and guardians we need to educate our children on the following at different stages in their life. * What safe and unsafe touch is. * What a healthy and relationship looks like.

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* Not to keep secrets * Be respectful and kind to themselves, their siblings, other people. * That they can talk to us about anything that maybe bothering them or another safe trusted person. It?s important that children see that their parents or guardians are in a healthy relationship where there is love, nurture and care, kindness and equality. If they see their parents or guardians as positive role models they will emulate this. As parents and guardians, we have in my opinion an obligation to keep our eyes and ears open to make sure all children are kept safe. If we see abuse of any kind, we should report it. Many adults knew what was happening to us, but they didn?t speak up on our behalf. We spoke up and were not

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Violence Against Women Issue  

Ananke presents a special edition marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women - Nov 25th, 2018.

Violence Against Women Issue  

Ananke presents a special edition marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women - Nov 25th, 2018.

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