Veteran Nollywood performer Stella Damasus has cautioned individuals against attacking domestic violence victims for remaining with their abusers.
The 44-year-old actress said in a video posted to her Instagram page that while it’s normal to want a victim of domestic abuse to leave the violent partnership or marriage, others shouldn’t question why they’re still with their abuser.
She asserted that blaming them for staying will simply make their situation worse because abuse victims have already suffered psychological harm and brain conditioning at the hands of their abuser.
Stella suggested an alternative strategy: listen to abused victims, attempt to understand their situation, and then try to get them treatment. She advised either providing them with shelter or contacting law enforcement.