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About Domestic Abuse

What is Domestic Abuse?

Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexuality or background.

There are different kinds of abuse that can happen in different contexts. The most prevalent type of domestic abuse occurs in relationships. But the definition of domestic abuse also covers abuse between family members, such as adolescent to parent violence and abuse and elder abuse.

Domestic Abuse can include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Coercive Control (a pattern of intimidation, degradation, isolation and control with the use or threat of physical or sexual violence)
  • Psychological Abuse/or emotional abuse
  • Physical or Sexual Abuse
  • Financial Abuse
  • Harassment and Stalking
  • Online or digital Abuse