Stand up against Domestic violence
I want to talk to you about a very real issue that affects women and children around the globe, Domestic Violence. It is very real and serious and it needs to stop. It destroys the lives of victims and their families and it has no place in any society or home. How many women need to be victimized and abused before we act.
What is Domestic violence?
Domestic violence or intimate partner violence is a form of violence that can occur in any relationship. It can take on many forms including but not limited to physical, social and emotional. It does not have to occur within the home to be classed as domestic violence. It is a form of violence that can occur within any relationship (family or intimate partner). Domestic violence is about power and control and there are many ways this control can be expressed.
Types of intimate partner violence
Below are some of the forms that domestic violence may take:
Physical – If someone is hurting you, or threatening to hurt you, a loved one or a pet, then you will need to take some action. ’
Emotional – This form of violence is often unrecognised and can be very hurtful.
Economic – Having money and being able to make decisions about it, is one means of being independent. If someone is controlling your money, keeping you financially dependent, or making you ask for money unreasonably, then this is a form of violence
Social – Social violence occurs in relationships that often include other forms of violence. If someone is insulting you or teasing you in front of other people, keeping you isolated from family and friends, controlling what you do and where you go, then they are being violent and you may need to take some action
Spiritual – This type of violence involves a situation where you are not allowed to have your own opinions about religion, cultural beliefs, and values, or your spirituality is manipulated to keep you feeling powerless.
If any of this applies to you or to somebody that you care about, please don’t be silent. There are people who can and will help you. for more information about what you can do please visit http://au.reachout.com/what-is-domestic-violence#helpful
I want every single person who reads this to mark November 25 2014 in their calendars, because together we are going to take a stand for all of those who have been victims of domestic violence and abuse. We call it white Ribbon day and it will be big. Head to http://www.whiteribbon.org.au/standup to sign up and take the oath to join the fight and together we can stamp out this horrible crime once and for all