Thu | Feb 20, 2020

Domestic abuse needs national campaign

Published:Wednesday | February 12, 2020 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam:

Stacey Palmer’s article ‘Domestic abuse bigger than sex’, published in yesterday’s Gleaner, was timely.

Ms Palmer has hit the nail on the head. If only we had a script to transform the destructive narratives that are entrenched, and those that we have scripted as we interact with the opposite sex.

I agree that so many in the society are products of the poor narratives, and, as she alluded, they are the decision-makers. I guess we have to try with a national campaign like we do for contagious diseases, as the repetitive nature of domestic abuse has gone viral.

For now, I try to rearrange my script as to how I intend to be a part of the needed change.

Thanks, Ms Palmer, for provoking my thoughts.

YVONNE MAMHER-TAFARI