Violence – something that touches everyone… yet unless it is so brutal and so obvious we often do not notice it. Violence – it takes place in a culture of silence. We are not conscious of it… worse still, in certain circumstances, we often accept it as the norm. Violence – it leaves the mark of the aggressor on the psyche of the oppressed… it is harmful. Violence – in order to understand and to overcome violence in our lives… we must first be aware of it.