Silent Scream-Legitimized Torture-Domestic Violence and Harassment-Silenced People Not Allowed to Disclose Violence and Harassment.

Story by Ajda Ender

Domestic violence and harassment are crimes and violations of rights that have been kept secret for years, not allowed to be disclosed, concealed, legitimized in the society.

Persons who have been subjected to domestic violence and harassment are threatened by their families, oppressed, silenced by their families and society so that they do not reveal the violence and harassment; they have to live a traumatized life.

There are silent screams of harassed people who are subjected to violence in the family and in the society. Family members who are not allowed to explain the harassment, start to experience psychological disorders, depression. They have to live their lives with violence, threat and bullying, they have to live with their silent screams, they cannot make their voices heard.

Sexually harassing people is a crime, it is a crime to violate body immunity by using physical torture by using sexual harassment. When people who are subjected to sexual abuse in the family want to explain sexual harassment, they are subjected to physical, psychological violence and pressure from their families, they are threatened, and they cannot explain the violence.

Gender-based violence is legitimized in the heterosexist male dominated violence society, domestic violence and harassment are not punishable by law. The concept of impunity in law causes the continuation of violence and harassment in the society and in the family. Violence and harassment in society and in the family is legitimized.

Patriarchy society wants to despair, devalue, vulnerable, incapacitate,silence and isolate people who are subjected to violence and abuse in the family and society.

Hiding social violence and domestic violence and harassment is a crime, Protecting violent offenders is a crime and protecting abusive offenders is a crime.

It is a crime to silence people who are subjected to violence, and it is a crime to silence people who are abused.

Social and domestic violence and harassment are against human rights.

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