Domestic violence

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Domestic violence

  1. 1. Gender Issues
  2. 2. <ul><li>Domestic Violence occurs when a family member, partner or ex-partner attempts to physically or psychologically dominate another. Domestic violence often refers to violence between spouses, or spousal abuse but can also include cohabitants and non-married intimate partners. It occurs in all cultures, people of all races, ethnicities, religions, and classes can be perpetrators of domestic violence. Domestic violence is perpetrated by, and on, both men and women, occurring in both same-sex and opposite-sex relationships. </li></ul>
  3. 6. Forms of Abuse: <ul><li>Physical Violence </li></ul><ul><li>- It is the intentional use of physical force with the potential for causing injury, harm, disability, or death. </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual Violence and Incest </li></ul><ul><li>- use of physical force to compel a person to engage in a sexual act against their will, whether or not the act is completed. </li></ul><ul><li>- attempted or completed sex act involving a person who is unable to understand the nature or condition of the act, unable to decline participation, or unable to communicate unwillingness to engage in the sexual act. </li></ul><ul><li>- abusive sexual contact. </li></ul>
  4. 7. <ul><li>Psychological Abuse </li></ul><ul><li>- It include, humiliating the victim, controlling what the victim can and cannot do, withholding information from the victim, deliberately doing something to make the victim feel diminished or embarrassed, isolating the victim from friends and family, and denying the victim access to money or other basic resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Abuse </li></ul><ul><li>- It is when the abuser has complete control over the victim's money and other economic resources. This also includes (but is not limited to) preventing the victim from finishing education or obtaining employment. </li></ul><ul><li>Stalking </li></ul><ul><li>- It refers to repeated behavior that causes victims to feel a high level of fear. It is also the crime of harassing somebody with persistent and inappropriate attention. </li></ul>
  5. 8. <ul><li>Spiritual Abuse </li></ul><ul><li>- using the spouse’s or intimate partner’s religious or spiritual beliefs to manipulate them. </li></ul><ul><li>- preventing the partner from practicing their religious or spiritual beliefs. </li></ul><ul><li>- ridiculing the other person’s religious or spiritual beliefs. </li></ul>7,327,092 25,677,735 7.9 25.5 Total victimized 556,488 4,833,456 0.6 4.8 Stalking 7,048,848 24,972,856 7.6 24.8 Rape and/or physical assault 6,863,352 22,254,037 7.4 22.1 Physical assault 278,244 7,753,669 0.3% 7.7% Rape Men Women Men Women Number Percent Type of victimization over lifetime
  6. 10. <ul><li>Tips: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Start now, get out of the abuse, it will not change or get better. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Be patient with yourself, you will not understand everything about the abuse all at once, it will take a while for you to recover and become the old you once again. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Each day tell yourself you are worth it, you have a new and better life ahead. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Leaving can be a very dangerous time. If you decide to leave, talk to a counselor who understands domestic violence ask for tips for doing this in a safe way... Ask about safety planning tips. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Remember, it's not you fault the abuser is acting this way. </li></ul><ul><li>6. If something about your relationship with your partner scares you and you need to talk, call the hotlines of Domestic Violence. </li></ul>How to Survive Domestic Violence
  7. 13. <ul><li>END. </li></ul>

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