Domestic violence is something we should not encourage, because it sets partners apart. Our mothers are most of the time the victims.It is a killer and we have to fight it.
Solomon Okpoti, Ghana
Any woman who has been beaten or sexually assaulted should immediately report the crime to the police. Abuse is something that should never be hidden.
Tatiana Balenah, Atlanta, USA
Assaults against women either physically, emotionally or sexually should at all times be made public. Our community must learn what is morally wrong and not what is based on the African taboo.
Joseph Gayo, Australia/Sudan
Your head might tell you to leave an abusive spouse, but the heart says what about love?
Mwenda Ikiara, Kenya
It is important to remember that what in essence we are examining, is the conflict between the heart (emotions) and the brain (reason). Your head might tell you to leave an abusive spouse, but the heart says "what about love?"
Mwenda Ikiara, Kenya /USA
Many women fear to reveal these acts of abuse because they have no protection after the problem has been reported and known publicly. There are many divorces among Sudanese who have resettled in U.S because southern Sudanese traditionally beat their wives and this prohibited in U.S.
Peter Tuach-Sudanese/USA, USA
In Senegal, especially in the Cassamance region where I have been working for the last three years, many husbands still beat their spouses, which in many cases results to serious body injuries.
Alpha Jallow, Senegal
For men who abuse those they claim to love; how do you feel when your loved one is in pain?
Cornelius Gligui, Moscow
I have not been a victim of domestic violence but over the years I have seen these events happening. Most women do not report the issue for fear of losing their husband to another woman. Women are soft creatures who desire peace from their partners; and telling is certainly not a good thing to do for their relationship. In Africa, the woman is expected to obey the man. People still believe that a husband beating on his wife is a family matter that can easily be settled in the bedroom but the truth is it is worse than that. Greedy, cowardly men, yearning for power think that abusing a woman is the way to show his strength. I believe that the issue should be dealt with by the law in extreme cases, especially when evidence is available on the woman's body.
I think the way some men treat their wife/partner is not only terrible but primitive as well. No matter how a man is angered or offended he should not loose his senses but rather behave wisely by controlling his tempers and find an amicable way to sort things. For men who abuse those they claimed to love; how do you feel when your loved one is in pain?
Cornelius A. Gligui, Moscow, Russian Federation