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Jenny Allen’s Voice ~ 3 Myths about Domectic Violence (Part 2)

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Following on from my previous post I will be sharing 3 additional myths.

Myth 4 ~ Children are not at risk from being hurt or injured.

Men who abuse their partners are more likely to abuse the children in the home.

Myth 5 ~ The victim must have done something to provoke the abuse,

Abuse is a pattern of intimidation and isolation to keep the victim under their power and control.  Victims describe their abusers as Dr Jekyl and Mr Hyde in character.

Myth 6 ~ If the abuse is so bad the victim should just leave.

For the victim leaving is the most dangerous time. The abuser will tell his victim  that he will kill them if they leave or use the children as a threat for custody which can force the victim to stay.

The video below shares the story of a women who was in an abusive relationship. She also explains why it is difficult for women to leave. Please take the time to watch.

References www.agape-aid.org and www.usatoday.com(accessed 25.08.2015)

Jenny Allen’s Voice ~ 3 Myths about Domestic Violence (Part 1)

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There are so many myths surrounding domestic violence (DV). In this post and my next post I will be sharing six of these myths

Myth 1 ~  Domestic Violence is not common

  • DV facts show that it is very common. In the US a woman is beaten every 9 seconds by a man.
  • DV is the leading cause of injury to women.
  • 5.3 million women will be abused this year in the USA. Of these women 3 to 4 are killed each day by partners or former partners.
  • An estimated 1.4 million women and 700,000 men in the UK have suffered domestic abuse in 2014, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS)
  • According to the ONS, 4.9 million women, or 28%, and 2.4 million men, or nearly 15%, have experienced some form of domestic abuse since the age of 16.

Myth 2 ~  Domestic Violence is an anger control issue

DV has nothing to do with anger. Anger is a tool used by abusers to get what they want and it is more to do with domination and control.

Myth 3 ~ DV happens only once or twice in a relationship.

Abusers usually escalate violent behaviours in frequency and intensity over time.

For further information please visit www.womensaid.org.uk. Please also take a moment to watch the video below.

References www.agape-aid.org and www.usatoday.com(accessed 25.08.2015)

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/feb/12/14-million-women-suffered-domestic-abuse-last-year-ons-figures-show. (Accessed 02.10.15)

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