Posted on December 05, 2016
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.
Posted on November 28, 2016
During the 16 Days of Action 2016, Women's Aid challenges some commonly held myths to build a deeper understanding of domestic violence.
There are many myths and much misinformation surrounding the issue of domestic violence. This can cause confusion and make a difficult situation worse for women who are affected by domestic violence. If we do not challenge such myths then society will not be able to respond effectively and protect women and their children from abuse.
Myths also encourage a victim blaming response to domestic violence while reinforcing the beliefs of abusive men.
Our #ChangetheConversation campaign turns some of the most common myths about domestic violence on their head and tell the reality for women experiencing domestic violence.
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Categories: #Changetheconversation • 28th November 2016 • 16 Days