Domestic violence (DV)
DV is the most serious issue to every community regardless of religion, political views, cultures, and customs. Unknowingly many people take that for granted to use power and influence the family members. DV normally happens within a family in a long-term and unknown and unnoticed to the outsiders. The victims normally live in fear.
DV can take a number of forms, including physical, verbal, emotional economic, religious and sexual abuse, which can range from subtle, coercive forms to marital rape and violent physical abuse such as female genital mutilation and acid throwing that results in disfigurement or death.
DV happened when the abuser believes that abuse is acceptable, justified and unlikely to be reported. DV is happening everywhere at an alarming rate. 3.3 million children witness DV each year in the US. Children exposed to DV during their upbringing will suffer development and psychological damage.
Australia takes DV as a serious crime and offers many services to prevent DV. A restraining order can be applied from the civil court. Refuge homes are well established. You can call 000 for assistance. You may be new to this land. But you are responsible for the safety of your family and community.
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