Ghanaian actress, Juliet Ibrahim, has added her voice to the recent issues of domestic abuse, asking women to speak up and avoid ‘a nasty fate’.
Ibrahim, who is based in Nigeria most often due to work, also criticised ‘so-called celebs’ who go online to mock any woman who’s going through a bad time.
‘Our value as women has been taken for granted due to domestic violence, egoism and male chauvinism.
‘Never joke about domestic violence. Violence is never a choice anyone should make!! ‘Why Didn’t You Just Leave?’ A question we are all quick to ask but we should never be the judge until we hear Domestic Violence Survivors Explain Why It’s Never That Simple!!!
‘80% of women experience violence in relationships around the world and its growing rapidly; We need to speak up and lend our voices as much as we can to encourage these Victims to speak up early enough to avoid a nasty fate, keeping quiet and thinking that He/She will change is not the solution!
‘Also; When a gun is present in a domestic violence situation, it increases the risk of homicide for women by 500 percent. #domesticviolence shame unto every so-called celebrity that is actually tweeting and snapping while mocking any thing concerning another woman’s well being that is out there in the news… don’t forget Karma is a real bitch; be careful what you wish for others. #sayNotodomesticviolence Thank God there are authorities in place nowadays to do the needful and deal with these maniacs! Violence is not an excuse and should never be a choice no matter what!’
Recall that actress, Mercy Aigbe recently got a restraining order against estranged husband, Lanre Gentry who is accused of beating her.
Gentry however failed to appear when court proceedings began on Friday, May 5, as Aigbe looks to get a divorce.