Women’s Aid ABCLN 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.
In Northern Ireland, we work in partnership with other agencies through the Government strategy Stopping Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse in NI
If you have been affected by domestic abuse YOU CAN call us on 028 25 632136.