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Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is the threat or use of physical, emotional, psychological and sexual abuse in close adult relationships. Domestic Violence occurs in all countries and in all social classes. Violence against women crosses all geographical, class, race and sexual orientation boundaries. It is said that 1 in 5 women in Ireland experience Domestic Violence.

Domestic violence can include:

Physical Abuse  

  • Hitting

  • Kicking

  • Choking

  • Throwing Things

  • Destroying property

  • Using weapons

  • Or any other form of Physical Violence used against you.

Digital Abuse  

  • Constantly ringing your phone

  • Constantly Texting texts you and makes you feel like you can’t be separated from your phone for fear that you will be punished

  • Looks through your phone frequently, checks up on your pictures, texts and outgoing calls.

  • Uses sites like Facebook, Twitter and others to keep constant tabs on you

  • Steals or insists to be given your passwords

  • Tells you who you can or can’t be friends with on Facebook and other sites

  • Puts you down in their status updates

  • Sends unwanted, explicit pictures and demands you send some in return

Emotional Abuse  

Emotional abuse can be soul destroying and can include:

  • Name calling

  • Criticising you

  • Manipulating you

  • Isolating you from family and friends

  • Making you question your sanity

Sexual Abuse

  • Any form of non consensual sex

  • Rape

  • Using force

  • Threats

  • Intimidation

  • Forcing you to watch pornography

Financial Abuse

  • Controlling the money

  • Depriving you of money

  • Making you account for money spent

  • Not allowing you to go to work

  • Taking your money