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Day 9 of 16: A US Caseworker’s Experience with GBV

by Jennifer Padfield, AWC Berlin member The United Nations Development Fund for Women estimates that at least one of every three women globally will be beaten, raped, or otherwise abused during her lifetime. In most cases, the abuser is a member of her own family.[1] Simone is a twenty year old woman with two children …

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Day 5 of 16: When domestic violence hits close to home!

by Karen Castellon, AWC Berlin member One evening, while travelling on a business trip, I happened to be browsing the internet and saw in my local hometown news that a woman had been strangled to death by her husband during a dispute over their impending divorce.  The police, called by the couple’s only child, arrived to arrest the …

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