Monday, October 10, 2011

Friends in the USA ... This is "Amit"

Dear friends in the USA

Amit is a fellow blogger, he is very nice.

God chose him with a very hard test. Two weeks ago, he was diagnosed with Leukemia.
He still has two months of Chemotherapy after which he is going to need Bone Marrow  transplant.

I am here asking all my friends in the USA to do anything they can to help him;
A few ways to help:

1.    If you’re South Asian get a free test by mail. You rub your cheeks with a cotton swab and mail it back. It’s easy.

2.    If you’re in NYC, you can go to this event my friends are putting on.

3.    If you know any South Asians (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, or Sri Lanka), please point ‘em to the links above.

*NEW* Organize a donor drive near you (the most helpful thing you could possibly do!) email 100kcheeks@gmail.comThey’ll send you kits, flyers, tell you what to say, and make the whole process easy cheesy.

Just remember … what goes around, comes around!
May God graces you with his healing powers, Amit

Monday, October 03, 2011

Domestic Violence 101

Domestic violence, also known as domestic abuse, spousal abuse, battering, family violence, and intimate partner violence (IPV), has been broadly defined as a pattern of abusive behaviors by one or both partners in an intimate relationship such as marriage, dating, family, friends or cohabitation. Domestic violence, so defined, has many forms, including physical aggression (hitting, kicking, biting, shoving, restraining, slapping, throwing objects), or threats thereof; sexual abuse; emotional abuse; controlling or domineering; intimidation; stalking; passive/covert abuse (e.g., neglect); and economic deprivation. Alcohol, or drug consumption and mental illness can be co-morbid with abuse, and present additional challenges when present alongside patterns of abuse.

Awareness, perception, definition and documentation of domestic violence differs widely from country to country, and from era to era. According to some studies, less than 1 percent of domestic violence cases are reported to the police. According to the Centers for Disease Control, domestic violence is a serious, preventable public health problem. 

Again, Domestic Violence is not only physical! It is:
·       Physical
·       Sexual
·       Emotional
·       Verbal
·       Economic
Sometimes violence that is not physical could be much harder and with deeper impact on human soul. Each category will be discussed in details later.
See you later folks, with the special October awareness campaign for Domestic Violence Against Women!

Sources: Domestic Violence on Wikipedia 

Hello October ... again!

October is the month dedicated from the United Nation to raise awareness to Domestic Violence Against Women. Follow me on my blogs, social media accounts, etc. I will share info, videos, data, numbers, life stories, and more! Please help and share to spread the word. You may not believe this, but a word can do a lot!