Cause: Domestic Violence

What is Domestic Violence?

do·mes·tic vi·o·lence  [noun]
Violent or aggressive behavior within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner.  Domestic Violence is a pattern of behavior used to establish power and control over another person through fear and intimidation, often including the threat or use of violence.  Some signs of an abusive relationship include:

  • Exerting strict control (financial, social and/or appearance).
  • Needing constant contact including excessive texts and calls.
  • Insulting a partner in front of other people.
  • Extreme jealousy.
  • Showing fear around a partner.
  • Isolation from family and friends.
  • Frequent canceling of plans at the last minute.
  • Unexplained injuries or explanations that don’t quite add up.

(This list has been provided by NoMore.org)

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Image & stat represents Refuge, a UK Domestic Violence statistics.

Who Does Domestic Violence Affect?

Domestic Violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. (The National Domestic Violence Hotline)

  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men experience violence from their partners in their lifetimes.
  • 1 in 3 teens experience sexual or physical abuse or threats from a boyfriend or girlfriend in one year.
  • 1 in 5 women are survivors of rape.
  • 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men have experienced some form of sexual victimization in their lives.
  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men were sexually abused before the age of 18.

(National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey: 2010 Summary Report.)

More Resources:

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How Can I Help?

You can get involved.  Don’t be silent.  Be an active force for change!  Be a part of Clear Charity’s Backup Safety Net Program and check out the national organizations listed below.  More opportunities to come.

Clear Charity’s Programs:
Backup Safety Net
Signal Strength

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Other Resources:
The National Domestic Violence Hotline (http://www.thehotline.org/help/help-for-friends-and-family/)
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

LoveIsRespect.org (http://www.loveisrespect.org/get-help/help-others/help-your-child)
1-866-331-9474 or text “loveis” to 22522

1in6.org (https://hotline.rainn.org/1in6/terms-of-service.jsp)

Source: http://nomore.org/resources/, National Domestic Violence Hotline

4 replies
  1. Rebecca
    Rebecca says:

    Domestic abuse involves ways to manipulate and control a partner. Many cannot leave their partners because of financial abuse and they suffer from economic injustice. Please educate our world on the economic challenges which keep these victims in danger even if they choose to leave an abusive relationship.

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    • Jay
      Jay says:

      Rebecca, thank you for your comment. We agree! And often times these financial / legal abuse can be even more devastating and last longer than physical abuse. And unlike physical abuse, it’s not as apparent and easy to detect. To educate the world, we started to look for stories that has these elements and we are sharing via: https://clearcharity.org/category/blog/real-stories

      Please help educating the world by sharing through any way you can. Thank you!

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