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Family disputes in UAE increasing 20 per cent annually
Ministry of Interior says disputes are linked to cultural and social factors
this is an encouraging start for people to come forward and report mental or physical abuse. As western and open minded as most Dubai citizens claim to be, domestic violence and reporting it to the authorities is still a taboo topic. Much needs to be done to educate people that tolerating such acts is harmful in the short and long term, both for the victim as well the children. As per clinical research, children suffer from long term mental trauma and garner fears due to domestic violence which play a negative role for the rest of their lives. Mothers need to consider the effect on their children. Social ridicule will fade with time, emotional scars on children dont.
farida, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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