“I did not tell anyone when it first started. How can I tell them now?
Everyone will blame me for not resisting or not telling them earlier.
I feel too ashamed to explain all this to my mom/dad/teacher.
Maybe it will stop.“
The abuser, emboldened by the silence, goes ahead.
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Children are often told:
It is better to forgive the person and forget what has happened instead of confrontation.
Adults are worried that name and family’s reputation will be tarnished.
People around them will target and bring shame upon their family’s name in the society.
Children are taught to respect their elders, obey them, and do as they say.
We only believe with proof so, we often ask what proof do you have?
Lack of proper vocabulary to explain, shame and fear of initiating a topic that is not spoken.