A violence free environment is possible. Stop Domestic violence. Take care of children.

A violence free environment is possible. Stop Domestic violence. Take care of children.

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Jethro Ncube started this petition to Churches and

Since the outbreak of Corona virus disease (Covid-19) which resulted in national lockdowns, reports of domestic violence began to rise. Violence against women is not new. It intensified following the pandemic which also led to an increase in the number of cases of Violence against men. Further to it, children have been neglected and abused while parents, communities and responsible authorities are trying to figure out who caused the virus, how it spreads and how best it can be combated. Following the lockdowns, most retailers increased prices of basic commodities  which worsened the plight mothers and fathers are facing. Most bread winners lost their sources of income. Families are the basic unit of the society since they provide the best environment for meeting a child’s developmental needs. The outbreak of Covid-19 however weakened the capacity of families to meet all the needs of children.

Covid-19 is an outbreak yet relationships and families are long lasting. Teaching each other to accept that "we are in the fight against the pandemic together and the use of violence solves nothing" is the stepping stone towards a domestic violence free community. Learn the signs of violence and how best you can intervene to offer support, find help and mitigate its recurrence. Children of all ages especially the already disadvantaged, are being affected by the impacts and mitigation measures that seem to be doing more harm than good. This is a universal crisis whose negative impacts on children today will mean having a short changed generation of young people years later.

With or without Covid-19, the use of domestic violence affects family progress and development at large. Ending domestic violence today is possible. It begins with having the right attitude as an individual. Let us fight together to end violence today. We cannot allow reversal on progress made towards eliminating child deaths and abuse. Children need our care and support more than before the pandemic.

Join the petition towards attaining a violence free community where the protection of the psychosocial well being of children forms the strategic priorities of everyone. Do it today! Do it now.

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