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    • Violence and Abuse Chapter 8 By: H eba Moujalled
    • What is Violence?
      • Violence against women is any assault on a woman's body, physical integrity, or freedom of movement through individual acts and social oppression.
      • Violence against women is about power and control. It is rooted in the power imbalances that exist between men and women .
    • Forms of Abuse
      • Battering
      • Rape
      • Sexual and physical abuse
      • Verbal and emotional abuse
      • Murder by partner
      • Forced sterilization
      • Female genital cutting
      • Stalking
      • Trafficking of women and girls
      • Pornography that sexualizes violence and promotes violent sex
      • Psychological manipulation
      • Sexual coercion in the workplace
      • Two thirds of women who are raped are raped by an intimate or an acquaintance?
      • Almost one in every four women in the United States has been raped and/or physically assaulted?
    • Violence and Racism
      • Violence against women and racism are profoundly connected.
      • Factors includes:
      • -Race
      • -Class
      • -Sexual Orientation
      • -Age
    • Who is at higher risk?
      • Women of color
      • Older women
      • Young women
      • Immigrant women
      • Refugees
      • Lesbians
      • Poor women
      • Women with disability
    • Not enough Resources
      • - Organizations that aim to serve victims of violence are not aware of or do not have sufficient resources to serve the widest range of women
      • Ex- Hotlines in the United States may be available only in English, and courts may be inaccessible to women who have no telephone, transportation or child care
    • Common Reactions to Trauma
      • Self blame
      • Fear, Terror and feeling unsafe
      • Anger and rage
      • Substance abuse
      • Eating disorder
      • Physical symptoms
      • Self harm
      • Grief and loss
      • Isolation
      • Flashbacks and nightmares
      • Dissociation
      • Changes in sexuality and intimacy
      • Spiritual crisis
    • Warning Signs
      • Making angry gestures
      • Destroying objects
      • Threatening to hurt you or others
      • Sexual violence
      • Physical violence
      • Use of weapons
    • Rape
      • -Also called sexual assault, is any kind of sexual activity committed against someone’s will.
    • Statistics
      • 18 percent of women said they have been the victim of a completed or attempted rape at some point in their lifetime.
      • Survey interviewed only women over eighteen, almost 22 percent reported that they were younger than age twelve when they were raped and half were under age eighteen.
    • Why do women stay?
      • Sometimes we may feel trapped and unable to leave
      • We may still love our partner and hope the battering will end
      • If we have children, we may think that we will not be able to support them and ourselves if we leave
      • People whom we trust to support us may not know how to intervene or provide help
    • Things to do when during an attack
      • Stay calm
      • Try to shield yourself, especially your head and stomach
      • Call 911 if you are able to
      • Do the best you can to end the attach with less injuries
    • Safety Planning
      • Carry important phone numbers with you
      • Find someone to tell about the abuse and develop a signal for distress
      • Think of some few places where you can go and not be tracked down by your abuser if you leave in a hurry
      • Get specific items ready to take if you leave
      • Keep change for phone calls
      • Rehearse an escape route
    • What to do if you have been raped
      • Go to the nearest hospital
      • Get treatment for prevention of pregnancy
      • Get educated about AIDS/HIV
      • Get treatments for prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
      • Examination and treatment of any external injuries
      • Get a pelvic exam.
    • Regaining Our lives
      • It is never your fault, do not blame yourself.
      • The best choices were made before, during or after
      • There is no right or wrong way to heal
      • A support system is needed
      • We need to give ourselves time to heal
    • How to protect yourself
      • Safety in social situations
      • Safety in intimate relationships
      • Safety at home
      • Safety in neighborhood
      • Safety on street
      • Calling for help on the highway
      • Take a self-defense class
    • Questions
      • What is the best way to prevent violence?
      • Do you know of anyone who went through a situation and how did you help her?