“When my father was six years old,’ he said,’ His mother (my paternal grandmother) fled the home because of domestic abuse. My father also fled after her and tried to find her - to no avail - before he was found and returned home. Thirty years later, I saw my father hit my mother with my own eyes. Domestic violence carries on generation after generation, unless it is recognized and stopped.”
Mark recommended strategies for domestic violence victims including: speak out, get a support group, find out about relevant legislation, keep your job and financial independence.