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As part of White Ribbon Day observances, Helga Inneke Agustine Worotitjan, who was a victim of domestic violence, and is now a poet, blogger and activist, talks about how to re-build new hope after the trauma of a violent relationship.
What is known about the incidence of domestic violence in Indonesia? Realistically how effective have events like White Ribbon Day been in reducing domestic violence? What strategies can victims apply to escape a cycle of violence and trauma? Helga Inneke Agustine Worotitjan looks at the complexity of problems faced by people trying to escape violent relationships.