domestic violence

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domestic violence

Physical or emotional abuse of a household member, especially one's spouse or domestic partner.
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domes′tic vi′olence

acts of violence against a member of one's immediate family, esp. in the home.
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Noun1.domestic violence - violence or physical abuse directed toward your spouse or domestic partnerdomestic violence - violence or physical abuse directed toward your spouse or domestic partner; usually violence by men against women
violence, force - an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists); "he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one"
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(when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.
'Domestic violence takes place in all hands of homes being rich or poor, it is a Namibian problem all sort of women are prey to all forms of violence including well educated with good jobs,' he said.
The Ministry of Justice has allocated BGN 450,000 for programs to prevent domestic violence against both women and men in 2019.
On Feb 23, 2019, a court in Karachi sentenced a man under the Sindh Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Act 2013 to six months' imprisonment and ordered him to pay Rs45,000 in compensation to the survivor.
Talking to reporter, Khawar maintained, 4, 146 complaints cases have been filed during 2017 as domestic violence is serious concern over the violence .
I also often think about how we define the "violence" part of domestic violence. Was it physical?
Victims of domestic violence may be trapped in domestic violent situations through isolation, power andcontrol, traumatic bonding to the abuser, cultural acceptance, lack of financial resources, fear, shame, or to protect children.
I suggest NZNO target this campaign against domestic violence towards all people, rather than restricting it to one gender.
Domestic violence occurs in households across the globe every day, and a large number of these incidents go unreported.
Taiwan celebrated the 20th anniversary of the implementation of the Domestic Violence Prevention Act this year, the first such legislation introduced in Asia.
Demographics and the Scale for Domestic Violence against Women (SDVAW) were used to collect the data.

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