The Ministry of Human Services has promised to provide a safe home to 40 – year – old Seema Raman, the Berbice woman desirous of exiting an abusive relationship.
Raman is currently hospitalised after being abused by her husband. A Stabroke News article today reported that the woman is fearful that her abusive husband would carry out his threat to kill her and attempted to end her life on Thursday.
A press statement from the Ministry stated that the “Ministry was made aware of the woman’s plight by the Police, who were summoned by hospital staff. Social workers have since visited her in the hospital, where she is recovering from several wounds.”
Minister of Human Services and Social Security, Hon. Jennifer Webster has assured that once the hospital discharges the woman, the Ministry will assume responsibility for her care until she is able and empowered to be reintegrated.
The Minister noted that the Ministry remains committed to helping women in difficult situations. She also reminded that eliminating violence, domestic or otherwise, is everybody’s business and called on persons who are aware of others being abused to speak out and report the abuse.
Minister Webster also restated her earlier call for women to exit abusive relationships early, adding that the Ministry is committed to supporting women who choose to leave abusive relationships.