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Women’s group to help battered woman
The International Women’s Resource Network (IWRN) has offered support to the 33-year-old mother of four, who has been a victim of domestic abuse for the past 15 years.
The woman, whose worst fears became more of a reality on the heels of Monday’s incident where Kemba Olufemi’s ex-lover Lloyd Logan, 60, tried to shoot her and then used the gun to beat her mercilessly on her head, told the T&T Guardian her own story of abuse and where no one came to her help when she was being beaten in public over the years.
The woman, who also received several death threats from her 48-year-old common-law husband who lives in Central, said the justice system failed her and exposed her life and the lives of her children at the mercy of the abusive man.
Recently, the matter was withdrawn from the courts and the magistrate instructed her to go to the Family Court as her next step.
However, the woman, who was inconsolable, related that because she was tied up, beaten badly and sexually assaulted by the man, said she is left with no money to see about herself and her children ages five to 15.
However, IWRN president Adriana Sandrine Isaac-Rattan yesterday confirmed that they were attempting to “get an attorney on board to help her.”
The IWRN was just one of few organisations that expressed the need to reach out to the woman, for which she is grateful.
“I feel happy and relieved that something positive going to happen and my life and the lives of my children will be saved…but I’m very scared at the same time. I want to thank everyone for helping me in advance—my children need it,” the woman said as she broke down in tears.
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