Questions about dating violence
Victims of domestic violence will experience a range of emotions, including fear, reluctance, uncertainty, worry and stress.
Domestic violence can impact upon a person’s self esteem and confidence, all of which can make leaving an abusive relationship a daunting and frightening step.
The report also shows that 40-70% of female murder victims from around the world were killed by an intimate partner.
UNICEF reports that between 20 – 50% of women around the world have suffered violence at the hands of an intimate partner.
What is often not so obvious is the emotional suffering which can occur as a direct result of domestic violence.
Such emotional suffering can have devastating effects on a victim which are prevalent in both the short and long term.
Back to top Anyone can experience domestic violence.
Additional information on children, young people and domestic violence highlights their experiences.Domestic violence is intentional and persistent abusive behaviour which is based on an unequal position of power and control.Domestic violence can include a range of behaviours used by one person to control another with whom they have, or have had, a close or family relationship.Deep rooted social traditions and values can contribute to the existence of patriarchal views that encourage men to believe they are entitled to power and control over their partner.