What is Domestic Violence?
There are many forms of domestic violence, all of which include attempts to maintain power and control over the thoughts, beliefs and behaviour of a woman by creating fear and/or dependency. All forms of abuse result in the woman feeling powerless, unequal and unsafe.
Forms of Domestic Violence
Domestic abuse includes but is not limited to:
Know the signs
Signs of domestic abuse include but are not limited to:
* Insults or put downs, name calling
* Violent outbursts
* Threats of violence or harm
* Threats to destroy property or harm pets
* Forced sexual acts
* Physical assault
* Control over finances
* Unkept promises of change