Doua Chee Vang, a Domestic Violence Survivor, speaks out to educate the Hmong community

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Doua Chee Vang, a domestic violence survivor, speaks out her past experience on domestic violence on September 7, 2013 during the soul release for PaNhia Vue who was killed and burned  at Altoona, WI on  June 10, 2013.  
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A nationwide events held on the same day to address and put a stop to domestic violence in the Hmong community by Hmong activist in Wisconsin, California, Florida, and Washington.

a0Click here to watch Suab Hmong News exclusive broadcasted Doua Chee Vang speaks out her past experience on domestic violence.

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What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner.

Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or wound someone.

Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. It can happen to couples who are married, living together or who are dating. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.

You may be in an emotionally abusive relationship if your partner:

    Calls you names, insults you or continually criticizes you
    Does not trust you and acts jealous or possessive
    Tries to isolate you from family or friends
    Monitors where you go, who you call and who you spend time with
    Does not want you to work
    Controls finances or refuses to share money
    Punishes you by withholding affection
    Expects you to ask permission
    Threatens to hurt you, the children, your family or your pets
    Humiliates you in any way

You may be in a physically abusive relationship if your partner has ever:

    Damaged property when angry (thrown objects, punched walls, kicked doors, etc.)
    Pushed, slapped, bitten, kicked or choked you
    Abandoned you in a dangerous or unfamiliar place
    Scared you by driving recklessly
    Used a weapon to threaten or hurt you
    Forced you to leave your home
    Trapped you in your home or kept you from leaving
    Prevented you from calling police or seeking medical attention
    Hurt your children
    Used physical force in sexual situations

You may be in a sexually abusive relationship if your partner:

    Views women as objects and believes in rigid gender roles
    Accuses you of cheating or is often jealous of your outside relationships
    Wants you to dress in a sexual way
    Insults you in sexual ways or calls you sexual names
    Forces or manipulates you into to having sex or performing sexual acts
    Holds you down during sex
    Demands sex when you’re were sick, tired or after hurting you
    Hurts you with weapons or objects during sex
    Involves other people in sexual activities with you against your will
    Ignores your feelings regarding sex

If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions you may be in an abusive relationship. Please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) or your local domestic violence center to talk with someone about it.

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