Domestic Violence And Sexual Violence

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1.0 Introduction
Domestic violence or intimate partner violence can occur in any type of relationship. There are many types of domestic violence including; social, physical, emotional and spiritual. Domestic violence is all about one person wanting control and power over the other and it can be expressed in many ways. It can occur in more than one way such as; coercion, threats, intimidation, isolation, stalking, sexual abuse, and economic abuse. It can also be a single act or a pattern of behaviour.

2.0 Why is domestic violence such an issue?
Domestic violence is a serious problem that can happen to anyone, anywhere. It takes a significant impact on an individual and their community. This type of violence is very common amongst households, just under half a million Australian women physical or sexual violence/assault in 12 months.

3.0 Where does it occur?
It doesn’t always happen behind closed doors, this type of violence can happen in front of friends and family in an attempt to humiliate the victim. It could be in the form of stalking at workplaces or public places, even at home.

3.1 Who are the victims?
The victims are mostly women and children, but there is also a small amount of men who have experienced domestic violence. Females under the age of 30 are at higher risk of experiencing domestic violence than women over the age of 40. Women are more likely to experience interpersonal violence, especially sexual violence.

4.0 Why does domestic violence happen?

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