Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and one local organization has increased its support to victims despite the covid-19 challenges. President of the Women against Rape Alexdrina Wong, says unemployement is among several factors making women and children particularly vulnerable.

Wong says mothers are finding themselves trapped in abusive households, as a result of dwindling options to achieve financial independence. Those who can leave and seek refuge with extended families, risk their children being exposed to violence as well.

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