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FEMALES OF EMPOWERMENT

So what is domestic abuse?

Females of Empowerment defines domestic abuse as an incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and violent behaviour, including sexual violence, in majority cases by a partner or ex-partner, but also by a family member or carer.  It is very common.  In the vast majority of cases it is experience by women and is perpetrated by men.

Common thoughts and feelings you may have!

Control
Psychological and/or emotional abuse
Physical abuse
Sexual abuse
Financial abuse
Harassment
Stalking
Online digital abuse

Domestic abuse is a crime which is deep rooted in the societal inequality between women and men.

Women are more likely than men to experience mulitple abuse, different types of abuse.

Any women can experience domestic abuse regardless of race, ethnicity or religion, sexuality, class, or disability. Some women who experience other forms of oppression and discrimination may face further barriers to disclosing abuse in finding help.

Domestic violence exists as part of violence against women and girls, which also includes different forms of family violence such as forced marriage, female genital mutilation and so called “honour crimes” that are perpetrated primarily by family members, often with multiple perpetrators.

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