"We all need to react. All of us should dare to see. Everyone should dare to get involved when violent suspicions become obvious and clear. "
Bengt Rålin, for almost 40 years, has had a career in ambulance care. He has often met with these vulnerable women in his work. On each occasion, he feels the same frustration, hopelessness, and often anger when he meets these often abused and depressed women, who are in the most diverse environments. These women you meet as much on the finest of villas, as in smaller status areas. These women’s hopeless calls for help usually look the same way. But the calls are rarely seen by neighbors, friends, or even close relatives.
He has been married for forty years and has three wonderful daughters together. Four grandchildren, all girls. Perhaps this is the reason his feelings are so obvious and direct when he meets these devastated women. But we all need to react. All of us should dare to see. Everyone should dare to get involved when these suspicions become obvious and clear. The reaction from the surroundings must come before the woman’s name is mentioned, in the newsletter or on the internet.