Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence – the basics

Family or domestic violence is usually about power and control and there are many ways a person can demonstrate such behaviour. It can be physical, emotional, economic or social abuse, and it can happen to any sex at any age.

 

Most of the time we hear about domestic violence, we automatically think it’s regarding a physical attack where one person is hit and hurt by the other. Domestic Violence also includes emotional attacks or threats of violence.

 

The following are some examples of domestic violence:

 

  • Stalking
  • Repeated derogatory comments
  • Depriving someone of freedom of movement or speech
  • Preventing someone from spending time with their friends and family
  • Holding someone an economic hostage, not supporting them financially to allow them to meet their reasonable living expenses
  • Threats of violence
  • Damaging or destroying property or animals.

 

You should use this list as a guide, the main point to take away from this is that nobody has the right to be violent or controlling. There are people and organisations that can help if you have been a victim of violence such as White Ribbon Australia.

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