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Domestic Violence

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Zoe Herrera

on 1 December 2015

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Transcript of Domestic Violence

What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is the act of committing abuse or violence of any type, including social, emotional, economic, spiritual and physical to someone in a family environment.
How to get out of Domestic Violence
The most important thing that stops people from speaking out and stopping it is the fact that they think that they are to blame for the violence that is done against them.
Why does domestic violence happen?
There are several reasons why people act violently against others.
Types of Domestic Violence
Physical:
Violence Against Men
While domestic violence against men is uncommon, it still happens. The statistics for men (from the age of 15) are as stands:
1 in 22
Australian men had experienced
sexual violence.
1 in 19
Australian men had experienced
physical or sexual violence from a current or former partner.
1 in 7
Australian men had experienced
emotional abuse by a current or former partner.
1 in 2
Australian men had experienced
physical violence.
Domestic Violence Against Women & Children
Out of all domestic violence victims, women and children are the main targets. The statistics for women are as stands (from the age of 15):
1 in 5
Australian women had experienced
sexual violence
.
1 in 6
Australian women had experienced
physical or sexual violence from a current or former partner.
1 in 4
Australian women had experienced
emotional abuse by a current or former partner.
1 in 3
Australian women had experienced
physical violence.
Domestic Violence
This one is self-explanatory, any one that is physically hurting you, or threatening to hurt you is classifed as physical violence.
Social violence is when someone is teasing you, making fun of you, and/or isolating you from other people, or anything that hinders your social life. This type of violence can also include other types of violence.
Social:
Emotional:
This type of violence is often overlooked, as it doesn't have obvious effects. This type of abuse or violence heavily damages your self esteem and confidence.
Economic:
If someone is controlling your financial life, whether it be your money or even if you are financially dependent on someone, this is economic violence/abuse.
Spiritual:
If someone is not allowing you to have your own beliefs and opinions about religions or cultures, this is spiritual abuse or violence.
Out of these women, 61% of them had children in their care while the violence occurred. Whether or not the children were also abused is different in every situation.
Also,
men (and women)
are also more likely to experience abuse or violence from men.
They always want to get their own way without having to compromise.
They blame other people for their own problems and behaviour.
They get lots of attention from family members who try to keep them calm.
They want to hurt or humiliate someone else.
They have very traditional attitudes about what it means to be male and female. They think that men have to be the 'boss' of the household, and that the woman should obey the man.
With sexual abuse, they want to hurt or humiliate someone else, or to use them for their own sexual desires, without caring what the other person wants.
This is not the case.
If you are going through domestic violence, you are not at fault. The moment you are being abused, call someone and let them know. There are also crisis hotlines you can call. Also, chances are that they won't let you leave. In this case you have to plan an escape plan, and keep yourself hidden so your abuser can't track you down.

Also remember to call 000 or 112 if in doubt or in an emergency.
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