Domestic violence can happen to anyone. It does not discriminate. That is, a person from any country, sexuality, gender, culture and religion.
Domestic violence happens when someone in a family or relationship threats or mentally/physically harms another person. It can happen in any relationship.
- Financial violence
- Social violence
- Sexual violence
- Psychological/emotional violence
- Physical violence
- Spiritual Violence
Someone who has control of how you live, work, who you speak to and stops you from living a normal life. They might threaten to kill you or hurt you. Isolate you from seeing friends and family. Using intimidation, smashing things, hurting the house hold pets and using weapons. Keeping money from you so you can’t leave. Making you feel guilty, playing mind games and putting you down. These are all just some of the patterns of Domestic Violence. If you feel that this is happening to you, you need to seek help.
Call 000 in the event of life threatening situations