Preventing Violence and Abuse in WomenOctober 11th, 2011 | Posted by in Helping Abused Women
Do you have any idea what domestic violence is? Do you know women who suffer from abuse? If the definition is the only thing you know regarding this matter then you have to start digging deeper because domestic violence is a very serious case. And as a concerned citizen, you too should become aware of it so that it won’t happen to you.
People often refer domestic violence as violence in the home however there is more than to say with this meaning. Domestic relationship involves relationships wherein two people are dating, are separated or divorced, and includes same gender. Most people also believe that domestic violence is just about physical violence. Little did they know that there are other types of abuse.
Physical abuse includes things like slapping, hitting, shoving, stabbing, burning. Emotional abuse on the other hand includes things such as swearing at her, threatening her and isolating her from family and friends. Sexual abuses includes rape, indecent assault, making her wear clothes or do sexual acts that make her feel uncomfortable and scared.
The real way to prevent domestic violence is by avoiding and not getting involved with a person who has an abusive personality. Just so you know people who have an Abusive behavior are dangerous because they do something to harm you. The only thing you can do to protect yourself is to simply end your relationship before every thing’s too late.
- Other things that you can do are as follows:
- Call the police once you witness or hear evidence of domestic violence
- Support that person who may be in an abusive relationship
- Volunteer at a local domestic violence organization that helps survivors to start a new life and prevents violence
- Teach your children how to treat others as they would like to be treated
- Participate in anti-violence events and tell your congressional representatives that you want them to support violence prevention programs.
- Become a mentor and get involved with programs that aims to teach young people to solve problem without using violence
- Be aware of anti-violence policies and programs at your work or at your school. Ask about policies that deals with sexual harassment and security
These are only some of the few steps that you can do in order to help and prevent women from experiencing any kind of violence and abuse. Help them cope up with the bad experiences that they have encountered and inspire them to start a new life free from any worries and fears!