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What is Abuse?

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What is Abuse?

Abuse includes, violent, threatening and repeated use of coercive and controlling behaviour which occurs within families or intimate relationships

This conduct whether physical, emotional or sexual causes severe damage to others and has long term detrimental effects

It affects one in five women during their lifetime regardless of age, socio-economic status, culture, ability, ethnicity or religion and it ALWAYS has adverse effects on the children. Although women have been known to be controlling and violent, the greater percentage of this violence by far is perpetrated by the male partner in the relationship.

Some forms of abuse e.g.physical and sexual assault, stalking and harassment are against the law. However, other abusive behaviours which are not recognised as criminal, but are just as damaging, include, emotional, verbal, psychological, financial, social and spiritual.

Examples of Abusive Behaviours:

  • Hitting, kicking, slapping, choking or other forms of assault
  • Sexual Assault
  • Isolation from friends and family
  • Threat of abuse towards the victim, the children or other family members
  • Threats to take the children away from victim
  • Disconnecting phone, locking victim in house, controlling money
  • Repeated insults and humiliation in front of others

Types of Abuse