Epekto Ng Polusyon

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Domestic violence: Moving On A Qualitative Investigation Exploring How women Move On From Violent Relationships Researcher: Carole Le Darcy Supervisor: Dr Sue Becker Acknowledgements I would like to express my sincerest thanks and gratitude to all of the exceptionally strong women that participated in this research that have freely given not only some of their precious and valuable time but have also revealed that which is sadly all too often concealed; the remarkable, courageous and often very moving accounts of their experiences, journey and exit from abusive and violent relationships. Thanks also to Pat Craven for providing me with inspiration and granting permission to evaluate the Freedom Programme. I am greatful also to the…show more content…
Current research highlights an important consideration by emphasising the fact that women are experiencing similar patterns of abusive behaviour and are still subject to the same sort of despicable, misogynistic conduct whatever their geographical location. Despite there being numerous definitions of domestic violence and an abundance of statistics, ambiguity regarding the true nature of domestic violence is regretfully apparent within society and subject to various myths and stereotypical attitudes. Statistics abound and connote that although chronically underreported and with more repeat victims than any other, domestic violence accounts for 16% of all violent crime. Of the one in four women that experience domestic violence over their lifetimes 57% are involved in more than one incident and an average of 35 assaults occur before victims call the police and of these, two lives of women are claimed each week (Women’s Aid, 2002). Aside from the physical aftermath of such abusive behaviour, there are other serious consequences for the victim. The World Health Organisation (2001) lists depression, anxiety, psychosomatic symptoms, eating problems, sexual

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