women against violence - violence in the home

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Violence In The Home Violence in the Home Domestic violence has been a critical issue impacting women globally for many years, in which extreme acts of violence and aggression are put forth as they dominate their partner in such forms of verbal, physical, sexual, emotional, psychological, and physical, abuse. These behaviours said to be socially learned and are a criminal act when caught or reported to law enforcement. “Nearly two-thirds of women who reported being raped, physically assaulted, or stalked since ages 18 were victimized by a current or former husband, cohabiting partner, boyfriend, or date (Tjaden and Thoennes 2000a).” Domestic violence in the past has been more of a hidden problem, as it occurs…show more content…
Domestic violence shelters do have rules that people who stay there have to follow, in order to make sure that everyone stays safe.” (The Domestic Violence Prevention Act. 2008) If the woman has a child with her partner, this poses an even more difficult and harder situation to escape because she would have to consider the child's needs and then this creates a higher chance again of staying for the child’s best interest. An abusive relationship is not healthy for adults nor children. Leaving is really what is in the best interest of the children, as opposed to staying and pretending to be a happy family. It must be done so there is the least amount of psychological effects left on the child as well as anymore abuse done to the victim. Many times women feel as if they are breaking up the family and they have no one else to turn to, therefore feeling as she must stay and suffer the abusive environment due to the negative outcomes and cost of leaving. “Battered women may have to move many times to avoid violence. Battered women often lose family and friends as a result of the battering.”(Steven D. Stewart. 1998) I believe that many victims are afraid of what others will think and fear the judgement from friends and family as they blame themselves; instead they just isolate themselves from everyone around them and continue to live with the abuse. In conclusion I feel that there is NO excuse

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