Posts in the "5Th December 2016" category

Change the Conversation during the 16 Days of Action - Postcard Series Everyone's Business

Posted on December 05, 2016

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Domestic violence is a serious crime and should be treated as such. Domestic violence includes physical assault, cruelty, verbal abuse, rape, and sexual assault. It can lead to physical injury, hospitalisation and mental health issues. In some extreme cases it can result in homicide. Perpetrators of domestic violence against women can also abuse the children of the relationship.

No behaviour which so degrades and violates a human being can be dismissed as ‘just a domestic’. Everyone can be a part of supporting women and children affected by abuse.

We can challenge the behaviour and victim blaming culture that allows domestic violence to happen.

If you hear or witness abuse or are concerned about a loved one, organisations like Women’s Aid can help you too.  Visit our Help section here.

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Day 11: Children see abuse

Posted on December 05, 2016

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It's day 11 of 16 Days and we further explore domestic violence and children.

The majority of children living in a home where domestic violence is present are affected by the abuse.

Children are victims of domestic violence both when directly targeted by the perpetrator of abuse and when witnessing the violence directed at their mother. Research has shown that there is a connection between domestic violence and child abuse and that witnessing the abuse is in itself a form of emotional abuse. (Listening to Children: Children's Stories of Domestic Violence, Hogan, F. and O'Reilly M, Office of the Minister For Children, 2007)

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