Women’s Aid Defines Domestic Abuse as

the intentional and persistent physical or emotional abuse of a woman, or of a woman and her children in a way that causes pain, distress or injury.

 

Are You Affected By Domestic Abuse?

Domestic abuse can include threatening, controlling, coercive behaviour, violence or abuse.

Domestic abuse can be psychological, virtual, physical, verbal, sexual, financial or emotional.

Domestic abuse can happen to anyone irrespective of age, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or any form of disability.

Domestic abuse can be inflicted on a women and her children by a current or former intimate partner or family member. 

One in four women will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime, and we know that often the biggest victims of domestic violence are the smallest.

If you feel like you are walking on egg shells or unsafe, here are some signs to help you recognise what may be happening.

  • Is your partner jealous and possessive?
  • Is he charming one minute and abusive the next?
  • Does he tell you what to wear, where to go, who to see?
  • Does he constantly put you down?
  • Does he play mind games and make you doubt your judgment?
  • Does he control your money?
  • Does he pressure you to have sex when you don’t want to?
  • Are you starting to walk on eggshells to avoid making him angry?
  • Does he monitor or track your movements or messages?
  • Does he use anger and intimidation to frighten and control you?

We want you to know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Women’s Aid ABCLN is here for you and help is available.

If you are experiencing by domestic abuse YOU CAN call us on 028 25 632136, or in an emergency always call 999.