What is violence?
Any physical, visual, verbal or sexual acts
experienced by a victim as threat, invasion, or
Results in hurting his/her or degrading his/her and
/or taking away his/her ability to control contact with
Since times immemorial, domestic violence has
been an intrinsic part of the society we are living in.
The term can be described as violence against
women, spouse, children or elderly.
There are various kinds of tactics adopted like
physical abuse, emotional abuse, psychological
abuse or deprivation, economical deprivation/
What is domestic
It can be described as when one adult in a
relationship misuses power to control another.
It is the establishment of control and fear in a
relationship through violence and other forms of
According to law Domestic Violence is a pattern of
abusive behavior that occurs between family
members and/or intimate partners when try to
gain power and control.
Look At Me
isn't just hitting, or
fighting, or an
argument. It's an
power. The abuser
controls the victim
Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any
race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender.
It can happen to couples who are married, living
together or who are dating.
Domestic violence occurs in every country, in
every neighborhood, among people of all races,
cultures, religions, and income levels.
It is strictly a crime.
Types of D.V.
pushing, grabbing, slapping, kicking, hitting with an
object, use of knife or gun, acid throwing, burning.
Shouting, making threats, calling names, humiliating
Isolating from family/ friends.
preventing a spouse from resource acquisition,
limiting the amount of resources to use by the victim,
Victims of D.V.
A person of color ...
You may be afraid of being blamed for going
out of your community for help.
Physically or mentally challenged or elderly
You may depend on your abuser to care for
you. You may not have other people to help
A male victim of abuse ...
You may be ashamed and scared that no one
will believe you.
A person from another country ...
You may be afraid of being deported.
When religion makes it hard to get help ...
You may feel like you have to stay and not break
up the family.
A child in a violent home ...
Although the woman is usually the primary target,
violence is sometimes directed toward children
Causes of D.V.
Domestic violence occurs due to the lack of proper
communication or interaction among family
Eventually, lack of trust,
misunderstanding and result
as parents fail to understand
each other well.
Use of alcohol and drugs
what makes a person violent.
parents' failure in controlling
their stress levels due to work
results in domestic violence.
When they get home, the children
will usually be the victims of their
mental distress persons who
may behave abusively.
Most domestic violence is caused by learning and
reinforcement rather than by biology or genetics.
Studies have found that nearly one half of abusive
men grew up in homes where their father or step
father was an abuser.
Religious beliefs have often condoned the abuse of
women. Religious scriptures from the Bible, the
Torah, the Koran, and major Buddhist and Hindu
writings instruct women to submit to male
Again poverty and lack of education are the causes
• Domestic violence is one of the severest forms of
violence against mankind.
• Most of the cases of abuse go unnoticed or
• Male population is generally apathetic to the
consequences of this abuse even when many
among them would not like to indulge in such a
• There is no proper education of sexual relations as
well as of responsibilities of adults who decide to
live in a permanent relationship.
To improve the status of woman within society
Human rights education.
Easy access to law and order
Stigma related to violence
Moral support of the victim