Guyanese ladies have been known to end themselves in areas where earthworms and maggots can converse in complete silence. They don’t have a coffin since they’re not buried by people who murder and bury them two feet underground. Even after their discovery, the shallow graves are still haunted places.
All that remains of their victims’ voices are muted forever, and their injuries will never be healed. And the perpetrators of such heinous actions may flee and efforts to locate them may be put on hold.
Almost exactly a year ago, the body of Shonette Dover was found in Linden. In her 20s, she was supposedly murdered by her boyfriend. Shawn Alleyne, the alleged perpetrator, has yet to be located, despite indications that he had fled the country.
It is deafening how little or no action has been taken since the indignation and shock upon the discovery of her decaying body in the days and weeks following her death.
People who are meant to police the law, maintain order, ensure us that we are safe and protected, and investigate criminal activities often reveal themselves by their actions or inactions in this society..”
Corruption seems to thrive in places where justice is supposed to exist and men and women are expected to be incorruptible in serving and protecting. The murder appears to be a simple crime to commit.
Waynumattie Permaul, 52, of Corentyne, Berbice, was found in a shallow grave a year after Shonette Dover was discovered. Her ex-husband, Avemanen Permaul, has admitted to killing her, according to police. Even though one lived in the upper apartment and the other in the lower flat, they were still housemates.
Abuse victims may still be at risk from males who are broken and refuse to seek therapy, or from men who were conditioned by poisonous culture to believe they are entitled to control, abuse, and even kill women.
The systems in place to support and motivate women to escape abusive relationships are critical. More women would be lost if they weren’t there. Too many women are still unable to tell their own stories of success and survival, despite the efforts of hotlines, shelters, social interventions, and law enforcement.
For many Guyanese women who were murdered by their partners, we can imagine that their spirits aren’t at rest and that they may gather in some sort of purgatory to comfort one another and try to send messages to other women who are still trapped about the importance of leaving abusive relationships before it’s too late for them.
Our culture needs to rally around the women who need our support and encouragement. There are a variety of reasons why they choose to remain, including the fact that sometimes they find it difficult to go. When it comes to love, even the most confident and educated women can find themselves stifled. They’re terrified to leave the house.
Being judged is what they are terrified of. They are terrified of their abusive relationships retaliating against them. Others stay to maintain the facade. Women must feel safe and supported enough to leave at the first hint of violence if society is to be their village.
Women in Guyana who couldn’t leave the country during April had a difficult time. Violence against women has been in the spotlight since a 25-year-old woman came forward to report that her father had abused her.
Reporter Leroy Smith interviewed the young woman about how her father had beaten her for years in an interview she gave him. The young woman was shown on video being kicked, slapped, and punched by the attacker. It was as if her existence had no significance.
Then many tried to defend Devanand Singh’s behavior, including some of the young woman’s family members. This society’s inhabitants think that it is okay for men to abuse their wives and girlfriends as a kind of domestic punishment.
Fortunately, the young woman was able to relate her experience and win a restraining order against her father.
Many people in our society have learned to cope with their past traumas by denying or burying them. Many people are unwilling or unable to talk openly about how shattered they truly are. Outbursts are often fatal as a result of a lack of communication.
A fresh list of Guyanese women who have been murdered has been added: Waynumattie, Savitri, and Chinese are three of them. Every death brings us one step closer to marking it off the list, but tragically, we’re still seeing things like shallow graves in April
In addition to Waynumattie Permaul, two more Guyanese women were reported to have died at the hands of men in April. When Savitri Raj, 57, was murdered by her husband on Tuesday, April 12, Foulis, East Coast Demerara, she was 57 years old. More than 30 years later, they were still together.
In many abusive relationships, the abuse does not lessen with time. He had been accused by her of sexual abuse. In early April, he was arrested and charged, but he was released on bond. Even though they slept apart, the two remained in the same house. The fisherman Vijaimal Raj, who is suspected of killing Shonette Dover, has also eluded capture.
Chinese Walks, a 19-year-old female who had been found with a knife in her neck, was discovered on April 13th. In addition to being a mother, she was also a teacher. She was killed by her boyfriend, Joel Spooner, a 21-year-old. When guys as young as 21 are accused of murdering their lovers, we live in a horrific society.
Guyana is a country where violence is tolerated as a way of life. Even though it frequently fails to bring about a resolution, it is regarded as a method of resolving disputes. Our society is becoming more and more split as a result of the use of violence as a form of discipline, such as beating children.
We try to convince ourselves that there is no link between violence against children and the aggression that often ends in murder. Violence is also a kind of corporal punishment. Because they were abused as children, many people don’t take the time to assess their behavior and continue the social dysfunction in which they were raised.
Some of these individuals are not alright because they continue the cycle of abuse by beating their children. In addition, for those parents who choose not to strike their children, but who still find it difficult to control themselves, this shows the long-term impacts of corporal discipline.