The Center for Disease Control reports that 10 million men and women are victims of domestic violence each year. According to SafeHorizon.org, 1 in 10 children will experience some form of abuse.
Victims of violence and abuse are often reluctant to talk about what happened or to report the incident. Shame and embarrassment is a major reason for the secrecy. It doesn’t matter if the victims are male, female, adults, or children the shame and silence remains a common factor.
Victims should not be ashamed of the abuse, instead it is the abuser that should be ashamed. As a society, we need to change the way we deal with the victims to help elevate the problem.
I wish I had an answer or a solution to this problem. I hope in the future the victims of violence will be viewed as survivors and they will no longer need to be ashamed.
If you have been a victim of abuse or violence, remember it was not your fault. You have nothing of which to be ashamed.