Tuesday, March 28, 2017


This was posted by Jakki Pransky today. She lives in England. Domestic violence is an international problem and too frequently the abuser does not get punished sufficiently due to the lack of understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence. This petition began with the signature of the 1 person who initiated it. There are now over 56,000 signatures! Intelligence and/or a network of friends does not protect a woman or man from an abuser.

Jakki said:
The comment asks why am I signing this petition. Does that question even need to be asked? My god, that in itself is a tragedy.

Last night Manchester Crown Court’s Judge Richard Mansell ruled that he would not jail Mustafa Bashir, a man who made his wife drink bleach and, at one point, struck her over her back with a cricket bat saying: "If I hit you with this bat with my full power then you would be dead." Judge Mansell concluded she was not vulnerable enough because she was "an intelligent woman with a network of friends" and a university degree.

The Judge handed out a suspended sentence of 18 months - a punishment which is not enforced unless a further crime is committed during a specified period. What message does this send out to perpetrators of domestic abuse?

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Anybody that would like to join us we would love to see you there. We will be doing about a 40 minute speaking and answering any questions afterwards followed by a book signing. Would love to see you.