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Domestic Violence and Abuse

1. What is domestic abuse?

It is any threatening, abusive, violent, controlling, coercive, degrading behaviour in the home between adults or with children?
Domestic abuse can be

2. Who are victims of domestic abuse?

Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexuality or background
Women are more likely than men to experience multiple incidents of abuse, different types of domestic abuse (intimate partner violence, sexual assault and stalking) and in particular sexual violence.

Why do people abuse?
The main reason for abuse is to control, manipulate exercise power over the other person.

3. Signs of domestic violence and abuse

How will you know if you are being abused? If your answer to these questions is yes then you may be a victim of abuse.

Physical abuse
Does your partner:

Emotional abuse
Does your partner ever:

Sexual Abuse

4. The effects of domestic violence

5. Questions

How do we react to domestic violence, what kind of support system do we need, what research been done to see how Africans handle domestic violence and abuse. What role will do culture and faith play in our reporting domestic violence?By Bertha Yakubu