Domestic Violence from Somali
by Aliyah Ahmed
(Cape town, South Africa)
Hi, I'm 26 years old with two kids. I have been in domestic violence since I got married. And still, I live in a foreign country with no refugee papers. I left home for a better life, but I entered into hell.
I thought I would be happy in love, but I was wrong. I thought I am going to begin a better life without war and violence, but I was wrong. I live every night crying for better change, but I lost hope with no education, no help from anyone.
I live my life for my kids. I have no way to run with no money and put up with an abusive husband who hits me very forcefully and causes severe bruises. I just live my life dreaming of a better life with my kids. I wish I could make a better choice but is too late. If I could run with my kids, where would I go? To a country with violence and war and with no money to survive. Every time I want to leave this life, I think of my two beautiful kids and pray to God for a better future and peace so one day this all can be a nightmare that has ended.
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Dec 07, 18 06:07 PM
I never told because the first time he put his hands around my neck, I was in shock and afraid. Sure he had gotten in my face and screamed at me, but he
Dec 05, 18 09:13 PM
It's been 15 years. We were teenagers. The first time was three months into our relationship. I was only 17 years old and did not know how to react to
Dec 05, 18 08:43 PM
I'm 39yrs old. My abuse started when I was about five years old by my mom and dad. They would get into terrible arguments, and I would run and hide. I