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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN



Luka by Suzanne Vega

WHAT IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?

Hitting you
Threatening you
Humiliating you
Forcing you to have sex
Threatening your children
Destroying things that are important to you
Keeping you short of money
Preventing you from working, going out, having friends
Accusing you of being unfaithful
Making unreasonable demands
Telling you what to wear, whether or not to wear make up .

A FEW FACTS :
  • One Woman dies every three days as a result of domestic violence. (Home Office, 1999)
  • 1 in 4 women are assaulted by their partner at some point in their lives. (British Crime Survey, 1996)
  • 1 in 8 women are repeatedly assaulted by their partner. (British Crime Survey, 1996)
  • On average a woman is assaulted 35 times before reporting it to the police. (British Crime Survey, 1996)
  • 1 in 9 women using health services has been hurt by someone they know or live with. (British Medical Association, 1998).
  • The psychological effects [of domestic violence] can include depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, flashbacks, nightmares, exaggerated startle response and suicide attempts. (James-Hanman, 1999)

If you are experiencing domestic violence, you can browse the links on this page for assistance.
Please also see this page for international domestic violence hotlines.

Family Violence Prevention Fund

Domestic Violence & Incest Resource Center (Australia based)

National Domestic Abuse Hotline

Face The Issue (Video)

Hitting Home (UK based)

Defending Our Liives Documentary

RAINN

Gay & Lesbian National Hotline

Domestic Violence 911

Hidden Hurt (UK Based)

Women's Law Initiative

Real Rape, Real Pain: Help for Women Sexually Assaulted by Male Partners
By Louise McOrmond-Plummer and Patricia Easteal
This is an internationally-focused healing/resource book for survivors of marital/partner rape. The book is aimed at survivors, their supporters and professionals in the fields of counselling, advocacy and law.

APHRODITE WOUNDED - HELP FOR WOMEN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED BY MALE PARTNERS

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