Domestic Violence and Its Effects on Family Life

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Domestic Violence What is Domestic Violence? Domestic violence is the leading cause of an injury to women between the ages of 15 and 44, more than car accidents, muggings and rape combined. A woman is most likely to be assaulted, injured, raped or killed by a male partner than by any type of assault. Domestic violence occurs in every state, let alone many countries, in all economic, ethnic and social backgrounds. Many victims of domestic violence have changed their lives and escaped the abuse while the other victims haven’t. Domestic violence happens very often in a lot of foreign families which causes kids to rebel while growing up. Domestic abuse occurs when one person in an intimate relationship or marriage tries to…show more content…
It was to the point where I was crying everywhere; in public, my friend’s house, my parents’ house and work. I couldn’t express my feelings to anyone” said Chris. The last time Jose got violent with Chris was when they were close to the ending their relationship. Jose was always on his phone so one day Chris decided to reach for his phone to go through it and see who he was talking to so very often. Jose grabbed his hand and twisted it so bad, then punched him in the face. That’s when Chris had enough and told Jose to move out. Domestic violence happens in all types of relationships. Here are some tips to help you reassure that you are a victim of domestic violence; Physical abuse such as slapping, kicking, hitting, and shoving or other physical force, Sexual abuse including rape, sexual assault, forced prostitution or interfering with birth control, Emotional abuse such as shouting, name-calling, humiliation, constant criticism, or harming the victims relationship with her or his children. Nigeria has one the highest rates of domestic violence in Africa. More than two thirds of Nigerian women are believed to experience physical, sexual and psychological abuse at the hands of their husband. A small-scale study conducted in the Lagos and Oyo states revealed that Nearly 65% of educated women said they had been beaten by a partner, boyfriend or husband while 56% of lower-income market women experienced similar
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