SAAC Breakfast and Panel Discussion
Updated: Aug 3, 2019
In order to give voice to unspoken issue of
emotional and psychological abuse United Way Greater Toronto organized a panel discussion over breakfast. The experts from active organizations like People Centered Health Services and South Asian Legal Clinic Ontario participated in the discussion and raised issues raised issues like emotional abuse of women.
According to the experts such issues generally go unreported and undermined by the authorities but the women who undergo such circumstances call them even worse than the physical abuse.
The key note speaker Samra Zafar opened her address with a personal touch. She bravely narrated her story of decades of abuse as a child bride in a forced marriage in Canada.
She motivated the audience with her story of success from an abused woman to a beacon of hope for many people facing exclusion, abuse and gender violence.