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Violence Begins At Home

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  ?Every 40 seconds one person commits suicide somewhere in the world?
"I got married to my husband in 1981. I was beaten like nothing else. He was polygamous and so he would bring women on and off.

When you cooked for him, he would kick over the plate. Maybe at midnight he would come with another woman, and say "you must cook for my wife".

I tried to escape from him and got to my parents, but they said I had to go back. They said I had been bought and was no longer a person in their family; they said I was now the property of my husband's family.

I was stranded and I remember I wanted to commit suicide."

Jane, Uganda
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