Physical, emotional, financial, stalking and harassment, and sexual assault are all examples of domestic abuse. Domestic violence is a socioeconomic inequity-based crime. It’s a type of gender-based violence that’s “directed against a woman because she’s a woman or has disproportionately negative consequences for her.”
Women are more likely than men to be subjected to a variety of forms of domestic violence (including intimate relationship violence, sexual assault, and stalking), as well as sexual violence. Domestic abuse can affect any woman, regardless of race, nationality, religion, sexuality, social class, or disability; nevertheless, some women who are oppressed and prejudiced may have a harder time reporting abuse and seeking aid. Domestic violence against women and girls includes things like forced marriage, female genital mutilation, and so-called “honour crimes,” which are usually committed by family members and frequently involve many perpetrators. Power and control are always unequal in abusive relationships. To keep his or her spouse under control, an abuser utilizes terrifying, unpleasant words and acts. Domestic abuse might be difficult to spot at first. While some relationships are blatantly aggressive from the start, violence frequently develops over time. Domestic violence can start or escalate during pregnancy. Domestic violence is harmful to your health and the health of your child. After the baby is born, the danger continues. Even if your child has never been molested, witnessing domestic violence can be deadly. Youngsters raised in abusive homes are more likely to be abused and develop behavioral issues than other children. They’re more prone to become abusers as adults or believe that violence is a normal part of life.