Cindy Bruna @cindybruna
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Une Française à New York Half Congolese 🖤 Half Italian
12 Posts
866k Followers
900 Following
Une Française à New York Half Congolese 🖤 Half Italian
Yasmin Hicks is a Lieutenant in the NYPD’s Domestic Violence Unit, which focuses on protecting those who have been victimized as well as reaching out to the community and raising awareness on this issue. Currently, the Domestic Violence Unit responds to nearly 600 phone call reports each day throughout all 5 New York boroughs, and those Like Yasmin commit their efforts to each and every one. I know that in a lot of countries, special police units dedicated to domestic violence are still missing. And despite the fact that officers are being recruited around this issue, through different conversations I realized how much a victim can feel helpless, even in front of an officer. But even if approaching authorities can often be a difficult decision, Yasmin reminds us that behind the uniform are people who empathise and wish to utilise their experience to help. Your safety and well being are their priority. 💜
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"We HAVE to talk about it. Because for one, it’s therapeutic. For two, it’s not always about what it does for me. But it does help others to know there’s people who have been through this, have LIVED through it. And that you CAN have a normal life after all that!" -- Yolanda Fernandez-McCall, Survivor and Advocate --- The conversation with Yolanda will continue on Monday, November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. If you or a loved one are in need of assistance, please call your national domestic violence hotline.
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Yolanda Fernandez-McCall is a domestic violence survivor and advocate who has shared so much of her experience with me and many others before me. Her voice has supported both victims and their families throughout the years. Listening to her story was heartbreaking, yet her strength gave me so much hope as well, because it is an important reminder of all the women being victimized right now who still need help. Hopefully, hearing stories like hers will move all of us into action and discussion. I'm thankful for the courage of survivors like Yolanda who are now educating future generations on how we can protect ourselves and each other. 💜
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Next Monday, November 25th, is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. For the next few days, I would like to share some open conversations about Domestic Violence, highlighting information that we should all be more aware of. This is an issue that is really close to my heart, and I hope the words you will hear can encourage even more honest discussions about it in your own circles. 💜 @solidaritefemmes #3919 #JoinTheConversation #DomesticViolence #SolidariteFemmes
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A different kind of workout @aloyoga 🎮🤣🍕🎮 #ThisisSoMe #DayOff #Fortnite #alopartner
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Ok, Monday. Let’s do this ! 😜😇 @aloyoga #Alopartner
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With the flow we go 🖤
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