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ARE YOU EXPERIENCING DOMESTIC ABUSE?

If you are experiencing domestic abuse, in any emergency – dial 999. If you feel you need to get out immediately (ideally with your children) call a friend, support agency or Western Isles Women’s Aid.   Ways to protect yourself Here are some practical ideas of how you can protect

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WHAT CAUSES DOMESTIC ABUSE?

Abusers choose to behave violently to get what they want and gain control. Their behaviour often originates from a sense of entitlement which is often supported by sexist, racist, homophobic and other discriminatory attitudes. Domestic violence against women by men is ’caused’ by the misuse of power and control within

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WHAT IS DOMESTIC ABUSE?

Physical abuse includes- Hitting, slapping, burning, kicking, strangulation, using a weapon such as a knife, all types of physical attacks, starvation. Sexual abuse can include- Rape, enforced engagement in pornography, prostitution, enforced pregnancy, sexual humiliation, enforced sexual acts, withdrawal of contraception. Mental and emotional abuse can include – Threats, you

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