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:
* Emotional
* Physical
* Psychological
* Financial
* Sexual
* Verbal
* Spiritual

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

If you are concerned about your situation, please contact our support lines. Our staff will help you create a safety plan.

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