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This new current affairs series will focus on local issues from the unique perspective of the Punjabi community in the Greater Toronto Area. The series will also feature special guests in-studio to tackle hot topics, including provincial and municipal news, healthcare, business and the environment. OMNI Television viewers are invited to join the conversation by sharing their opinions, thoughts, and ideas with the hosts via social media.

How the law fails child and youth survivors of family violence | Behind Closed Doors (Punjabi)

ਸ਼ਰਾਬ ਦੀ ਲਤ ਨਾਲ ਜੂਝ ਰਹੇ ਪਿਤਾ ਕਾਰਨ ਘਰ ਵਿਚ ਹਿੰਸਾ ਦੇ ਮਾਹੌਲ ਵਿਚ ਵੱਡੀ ਹੋ ਰਹੀ ਮਾਇਆ! ਉਹ ਅਕਸਰ ਸੋਚਦੀ ਸੀ ਕਿ ਮਾਂ ਇਥੋਂ ਚਲੀ ਕਿਉਂ ਨਹੀਂ ਜਾਂਦੀ। ਉਸਦਾ ਪੂਰਾ ਬਚਪਨ ਪੁਲਿਸ ਅਤੇ ਬੱਚਿਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਸੁਰੱਖਿਆ ਦਿੰਦੀਆਂ ਸੰਸਥਾਵਾਂ ਨਾਲ ਨੇੜੇ ਤੋਂ ਵਿਚਰਦਿਆਂ ਬੀਤਿਆ, ਜੋ ਕਿ ਬਹੁਤਾ ਵਧੀਆ ਤਜਰਬਾ ਨਹੀਂ ਸੀ ਕਿਉਂ

Witnessing her father’s alcohol-fueled abuse growing up, Maya wondered why her mother never left, but after countless disappointing interactions with police and child protective services over the course of her childhood Maya realize getting help wasn’t easy.

On day two of the OMNI News and CityNews investigative series ‘Behind Closed Doors’, Maya shares her struggle to protect her mother from her father’s abuse and how she says the legal system failed to help.

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