Elita Karim was born in Bangladesh in 1984. She was married at the age of 28. On her honeymoon her husband hit her for the first time, a pattern that repeated itself throughout their 2-year marriage. Elita found the strength to leave her abusive relationship and has gone on to support other women who are suffering at the hands of violent husbands. She believes that raising awareness of the domestic abuse crisis is the first step towards ending a societal problem which affects women and girls across the world. After divorcing her husband Elita went on to earn an MBA at a university in the UK. She now lives in Singapore and works in finance.