After repeated incidents of battering and severe domestic abuse, Alero leaves her matrimonial home. But in a shocking response, her parents urge her to return to her abusive husband. What will be the outcome of this reckless decision?
Each day, the safety and well-being of women across the nation are threatened by gender-based violence and psychological abuse. Remaining in such abusive relationships puts victims at a risk of more abuse, and even death.
While there are barriers to escaping a violent relationship, it is not impossible with the right support. The longer you stay in an abusive relationship, the greater the physical and emotional toll. The only way to break the cycle of gender-based violence is to take action. We don’t have to lose any more women to domestic violence. If you or someone you know is in a controlling or abusive relationship, please speak out or seek help.
This short film was produced by Next Page Productions with support from UNFPA Nigeria.