One of humanity’s most precious treasures and what we have fought for centuries is freedom. The freedom of thoughts, to choose, to live and to love. However, even in this century many of us continue to be slaves of an evil that we have not been able to combat, even with the most rigorous laws, abuse.
The human rights program has tirelessly fought to put an end to this evil of violence and prevent the loss of life and the collateral damage it causes us. Among the most significant collateral damage is the destruction of the family bond and worse still, the emotional disorders of that person who perhaps managed to survive, but his life was marked forever.
There are approximately nine types of mistreatment and abuse; the physical, the psychological, the sexual, the infantile, the “bullying”, the “mobbing”, the institutional abuse, the economic and the most modern in this generation that is the “cyberbullying”.
If moral and legal laws, governments, and organizations have not been able to protect us and put an end to abuse and violence which affects us all; especially the most vulnerable, our children and the elderly, so how can we win this battle?
I was a victim of emotional and sexual abuse. I was raped as an adult. I can tell you that I managed to channel my pain and frustration writing and telling the world what had happened to me through my first book: “The Scream”, however, not all of us channel pain in the same way.
If you are a victim or know someone who is being abused in any of the genders, you should speak up and seek help. Don’t be afraid to talk. Usually, the abuser is a person who uses lies and threats to retain his victim, however, if we all determine to SPEAK, we will achieve victory.
By: Beverly Ruiz