Domestic violence is violence committed by someone in the victim’s domestic circle. This includes partners and ex-partners, immediate family members, other relatives and family friends.
Globally Women form the largest group of victims. However, men, children and elderly people can also be victims of domestic violence. Domestic violence occurs at all levels in society and in all population groups, but women tend to experience more severe forms of violence.
Abuse is usually deliberate, but not always. For example, sometimes people can no longer cope with caring for relatives. The situation can then escalate and result in Abuse.
Experts do not agree on the underlying causes of domestic violence, but they do agree that the victim never asks for or causes domestic violence. The Abuser tears down the victim’s self-esteem gradually over time to gain control over them. They may convince the victim that she deserves the Abuse or provoked it in some way, causing the Abuser to “lose control”. This represents a classic control tactic of Abusers, convincing the victim that they cause the violence and bring it upon themselves. Victims do not cause the violence; the Abuser is in complete control of his or her behaviour.
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