WHAT IS DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE?
Domestic and family violence, also known as domestic violence, family violence or partner violence, is a pattern of abusive behaviour in an intimate relationship that over time puts one person in a position of power over another, and causes fear.
Domestic violence is ongoing behaviour that gradually undermines the victim’s confidence and ability to leave the violent person. The severity and frequency of violence often escalate over time.
This violence takes many forms. Although physical violence may be the most visible form, others such as verbal, psychological, sexual, emotional, social, spiritual and financial abuse can be equally harmful.
If you experience any of these other types of violence in a relationship or within your family, please see the page on this website for numbers to call for help.
DO YOU NEED HELP?
If you live in QLD Australia - Please call these numbers
Emergency Call 000
Call the confidential 24/7 helpline 1800 737 723 (1800 RESPECT)
DV Connect 1800 811 811 or the Womens Legal Services 1800 957 957
If you live internationally, please call the relevant emergency number for your country
!! DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS SERIOUS !!
MANY LIVES ARE LOST AND DESTROYED FROM DV
PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL YOUR EMERGENCY SERVICES IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING ANY FORM OF ABUSE OR IF YOU ARE IN
38% of all murders committed globally is attributed to Domestic Violence
1 in 3 Women are affect by Domestic Violence
It take 6 to 7 times for a woman to leave a domestic violence relationship