Domestic abuse affects an estimated 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men in their lifetimes.
By comparing, we do not help each other, and we don’t create a better society, in fact, by comparing the different forms of abuse:
- We allow myths surrounding abuse to perpetuate.
- It stops people coming forward to seek support. It silences those who need support because they might think what they are suffering isn’t “important” or “real abuse”.
The definition by the Government of Domestic Abuse is as followed:
“Any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional) between adults who are or have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender or sexuality.”
Abuse can happen to anyone regardless of their:
- social-economical status,
- religious beliefs,
- ethnic background, or