Online / cyber abuse

In a study of 307 survivors of domestic violence, 45% reported that they had experienced abuse online during their relationship.

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LGBT

It is estimated that domestic abuse is a factor in 1 in 4 LGBT relationships.

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Stalking and harassment

1 in 5 women and 1 in 10 men will experience staking in their adult life.

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Elder abuse

37% of women, aged 60yrs + reported having experienced actual abuse.

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Effects on children

Domestic abuse at home can have an enormous impact on young people. The impacts can include: feeling powerless or guilty, suffering from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder,social relationship's and development.

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Emotional abuse

Emotional abuse involves the destruction of the victim's self-worth, and is brought about by persistent insult, humiliation,  criticism, yelling, name calling or isolation.

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Financial control

This involves a perpetrator using or misusing money which limits and controls their partner’s current and future actions and their freedom of choice. Even when a survivor has left the home, financial control can still be exerted by the abuser with regard to child maintenance.

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Physical abuse

Physical abuse is the most recognizable form of domestic violence. It involves the use of force against the victim, causing injury (e.g. a punch or a kick, stabbing, shooting, choking, slapping, forcing you to use drugs, etc.).

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Coercive control

Coercive control is a criminal offence and is an act or a pattern of acts of assault, threats, humiliation and intimidation or other abuse that is used to harm, punish, or frighten their victim.

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Male domestic abuse

Anyone can experience domestic abuse - it can happen in all kinds of relationships regardless of age, race, gender identity, sexuality, disability, wealth,  and lifestyle. Every case of domestic abuse should be taken seriously and each individual given access to the support they need. Any form of violence is unacceptable.

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