The most common forms of Domestic Abuse are:

  • Physical Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Financial Abuse
  • Verbal Abuse

Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse and recognising such abuse is the first step in changing a woman’s life. Physical abuse includes slapping, pushing, punching while emotional abuse includes isolation from friends and family. Frequent and reoccurring intimidation and humiliation such as demeaning a mother in front of her children is a further example of emotional abuse suffered by many women in abusive relationships. Women may experience constant fear and control in their own homes. This control may extend to all aspects of their lives including financial, health and work related matters.