Unfortunately the topic of abuse, whether physical, verbal, or sexual, is quite taboo. A lot of people are not very open to talking about it even if they are suffering from it. What this creates is an environment where the abusers are able to get away without having to be held responsible for the pain and hurt they have caused, and also very likely that they have caused trauma that the victims will have to deal with alone.

This does not need to be the situation around abuse victims and stories. We have the ability to make the topic non taboo and something that we can talk about and attempt to both solve, and punish the perpetrators of the acts. We can achieve this by empowering the victims of abuse and giving them a voice and  ability to hold the abusers responsible. The best way to do this is through taking the abusers to court and get them to face justice. We can encourage victims to talk to legal professionals and get their help and representation to sue the abusers.

There are a number of ways that this can help the victims. First of all legal professionals and lawyers in this field will be able to help remove the victims from the situation as they often know of the different safe houses victims can go to and how to legally restrict the abuser from approaching them. They also have a policy of taking no fee for the case unless the victim has won the case. This takes a lot of the pressure off of the victim to find the financials for the legal case, often as they are cut off financially by their abusers. You can read more about this on https://attwoodmarshall.com.au/gold-coast/abuse-claims/.