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Relationship Abuse And How To Help It, According To UN Women



Violence against women is a denial of human rights that takes place globally every single day. Globally, physical or sexual harassment is witnessed by one in three people, often by an intimate partner. Although domestic violence and harassment are still concealed, we will be able to detect it better and search or provide support if we know the symptoms of an abusive relationship.

What are some common signs of abuse?

Your companion keeps track of what you are doing. At all times, they track where you are and what you are with. They keep you from seeing friends, relatives, or going to work or school, or discourage you.

Your companion requests that you respond to their messages, tweets, and calls promptly, and requires your social networking sites, addresses, and other accounts to know your passwords.

An abusive spouse can act jealous, including repeatedly accusing you of adultery. They can try to regulate how you spend money on drugs or birth control and the use of them. For you, they can make daily choices, such as whether you wear or eat.

Maybe they’re demeaning. By insulating your looks, intellect, or desires, they can put you down. In front of others, they could attempt to humiliate you and try to ruin your property or things you care about.

A violent spouse can behave frustrated or have a disposition that is swift or erratic, so you never know what may cause a problem. They will blame you for their aggressive outbursts and damage you, themselves, and your family members, whether children or pets, physically or attempt to harm you.

Physically, they can damage you, like striking, pounding, pulling, shoving, stabbing, slapping, kicking, or even biting. They’re allowed to use, or try to use, a pistol against you.

Like rape or other coerced sexual conduct, they can be sexually violent. They will wrongly believe that approval in the past for a sex act means that in the future you may engage in the same actions. They might also mistakenly believe that agreeing to one interaction entails consent to higher degrees of intimacy. An attacker, for example, can believe that a kiss can always lead to sex.

If you report harassment, or if you refuse, an abusive spouse can try to turn you into the authorities for illegal activity.

You can talk with someone who has been trained to help by calling a local helpline.

What are some safety tips if I am experiencing abuse?

Look for help if you think you are being abused. These tips offer information on how protection and assistance can be found.

Consider finding a reliable friend, family member, or neighbor to express your thoughts. Act with them to build a strategy and when you need assistance. For example, this strategy might involve having a hidden code or several words, phrases, or emojis of code that will help you communicate with them more securely.

Establish an exit plan, such as encouraging you to go to the hospital or convenience store and asking you to use the phone to dial for assistance while there. In case you need to run, look of some possible explanations for leaving home at various times of the day or night.

Keep a mobile still charged and ready whenever possible and know which numbers to dial for help: a friend, a member of the family, or the police. If there is a threat in your life, call the police if you think it’s safe to do so.

Work to recognize trends in the use and extent of aggression of your partner. This will assist you in determining when violence can intensify.

You can talk with someone who has been trained to help by calling a local helpline.

What can I do to help someone I know who is experiencing abuse?

Check these tips about how to help them find comfort and support if you are worried about a friend who might be witnessing domestic violence or bullying or feeling uncomfortable around others.

Keep in touch and be imaginative if you are concerned about the welfare of a mate. Stop making the attacker suspect so that the channels of contact will remain open. For starters, if you all have kids, you can propose joint calls with both you and the kids. To use in interactions, you can build hidden code words that can help you communicate more safely.

Ask a friend of yours how they like to communicate. A protected contact platform is necessary since, in many cases, they may be physically close to the attacker who may be recording communications. Ask them if they prefer an instant message or tweet over a call, and whether they prefer to use a certain platform or service.

Be positive and give them confidence. Reassure them that they are not alone and that there is assistance and support. Recognize that violence can be painful for them to speak about. Listen closely and be empathetic if they wish to speak.

Help them think during COVID-19 how to stay healthy. Support create a strategy for lockout scenarios for your mate. During this time, are there any friends or relatives with whom they should stay? Consider encouraging them to reach out to create a proposal for these persons.

Value their freedom to acquiesce. Avoid any action without their permission until you truly suspect that the life of your friend is in danger. They know the protection risks best, and they can also be influenced by any abuse-related decisions they experience.

Value their secrecy. It is important that their memories and identities remain private, because of safety concerns, embarrassment, feelings of guilt, and victim-blaming that perpetrators frequently face, until they offer express permission to expose them.

Give realistic support and share information. Let your friend know you would like to contribute. Give them a safe place to stay, accommodation, or other means of assistance if you are willing, which can improve their wellbeing.

Let your friend know that someone who has been qualified to assist is willing to speak to you. Provide them with local resources and helpline numbers.

Helplines: Malaysia – (60) 03 7960 3030 / 7956 3488

Note: UN Women is not responsible for the information provided by external sources.

Source: UN Women


Parents Seek Help For 11-Month-Old Baby With Heart Disease



IPOH, June 15  — It has been a struggle for survival for a married couple here, who currently has no source of income due to the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO).

Julia Mohd Ali, 34, who suffers from spinal cord disease, said she used to work as a security guard, but was forced to quit her job in last March as her health deteriorated.

The mother of five said life gets hard for her family after her husband Mohamad Syamrezlan Misak, 22, a contract labourer, could not go to work due to the implementation of the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) in Manjoi, from June 6 to 19.

To make matters worse for the couple, they have to take care of their two children who have health conditions and require help as well as treatment.

“I have four children from my previous marriage. Three of them live with my ex-husband, while my eldest son Nor Aiman ​​Fitri, 16, who has Dyslexia and learning disabilities is currently under my care,” she said when met by Bernama at his rented house in Kampung Tengku Hussein, Manjoi.

Julia said her child from the current marriage, Raisha Aleeya, 11 months, was diagnosed with clogged arteries three months ago.

“Every six weeks, I have to take my baby who also suffers from epilepsy to the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital for examination. She is also scheduled to undergo a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan this August,” she said.

Despite the hardship, Julia said she was very grateful for the concern demonstrated by a non-governmental organisation which has agreed to help her in paying the house rental which costs her RM300 a month for three months.

Meanwhile, Kinta district Social Welfare officer Shamsudin Osman said the Social Welfare Department (JKM) would look at the suitable assistance that could be channelled to the family.

“We will visit them to provide the food box aid. We will provide the necessary assistance to the family accoding to their needs,” he said when contacted by Bernama.

Sources: BERNAMA

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Besides Christian Eriksen, These Are 5 Other Footballers Who Have Collapsed On The Field



Recently, the sports world has been bearing shocking news when an unconscious Christian Eriksen received CPR on the turf of Parken Stadium. The incident in which his teammates attempting to form a protective ring to keep his motionless body out of sight really makes everyone worried. It really made everyone worries as seasoned football fans have seen this in the past and the outcome has almost never been nice.

Luckily, the condition of Christian Eriksen is now stabilized. He is under the best possible medical care and most importantly, alive. Other than this particular incident, there are also some other footballers who have collapsed on the field. These are 5 of the most remembered incident that has ever happened before.

1) Fabrice Muamba

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The Bolton Wanderers midfielder collapsed on the pitch in an FA Cup match in 2012 due to a cardiac arrest and was technically “dead” for 78 minutes before he was revived. The former England under-21 midfielder had to retire soon after at the age of 24.

2) Marc-Vivien Foe

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The Cameroon midfielder collapsed during a Confederations Cup match in 2003. Medical staff attempted to resuscitate the 28-year-old on the pitch before taking him off on a stretcher. However, they failed in their attempts to restart his heart and he was pronounced dead.

3) Cheick Tiote

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Four months after leaving Newcastle United, the midfielder fainted during a training session with Chinese club Beijing Enterprises. The 30-year-old Ivorian died in hospital.

4) Bafetimbi Gomis

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The French striker has collapsed several times on the pitch due to a medical condition that causes him to faint. He has collapsed playing for Swansea City, Galatasaray, and Al-Hilal.

5) Miklos Feher

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The Hungary striker was playing for Portuguese side Benfica against Vitoria Guimaraes in January 2004 when he keeled over in pain before falling backward onto the pitch after a heart attack. Medics attempted to resuscitate the unconscious 24-year-old before he was taken off on a stretcher and rushed to the hospital. Doctors tried to revive him for nearly 90 minutes before he was pronounced dead.

Sources: The Straits Times.

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1,357,966 Individuals Fully Vaccinated As of Yesterday – Dr Adham



KUALA LUMPUR, June 14 — A total of 1,357,966 individuals have completed the two-dose vaccination under the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme as of yesterday, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba.

Dr Adham in a Twitter posting said, 3,132,304 individuals received the first dose, bringing the number of doses administered in Malaysia so far to 4,490,270.

The five states with the highest number of two-dose vaccinations are Selangor with 174,302 doses followed by Sarawak (149,227); Perak (131,350); Johor (130,202); and Kuala Lumpur (122,810).

As of yesterday, 56.80 per cent or 13,789,736 individuals have registered for the vaccination with Selangor leading the sign-up for jabs at 3,508,098 people followed by Johor (1,720,532), Sarawak (1,320,513) and Kuala Lumpur (1,166,135).

Sources: BERNAMA

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