The heart-breaking note is scrawled in shaky handwriting: “Dad abuses me” reads the cry for help received by the son of an elderly Ottawa woman. Having been barred from the family home by his mother’s abusive husband, the man immediately reported the matter to the Ottawa police. But the report and the woman’s desperate attempt to draw attention to her plight brought no relief for the housebound victim.Police negligence has dire consequencesPolice questioned the woman in the presence of h
What could be a clearer cry for help than an ill woman’s shakily written note to her son? “Dad abuses me” it reads, and the words are underscored as if the writer feels that they require extra emphasis. But it is not the elderly woman’s son that fails to take her call for help seriously, but the very people who are tasked with preventing social abuses: Ottawa social services employees.Refusing to face factsThe Nepean, Rideau & Osgoode Community Resource Centre was approached by the w
elderly Ottawa woman has become disabled owing to neglect by her
husband after her son and primary caregiver was barred from the home
by her husband with the support of the police.
Nepean, Rideau & Osgoode Community Resource Centre were alerted
to the situation, but have denied the woman access to a lawyer on
their premises, later denying that they had done so, despite clear
evidence to the contrary [VIDEO ABOVE].
son seeks to enforce his mother’s rights
Gender: Male Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom Education:University Graduate - Information Technology Section: Human Rights Joined: 10 November 2011 Points: 326
Ameer Tarin, associated with freedom movement, hails from Kashmir. He is a writer involved with voluntary effort to create an awareness on international level about the happenings in Kashmir. Ameer Tarin is not affiliated with any political party.