Women around the world are making a statement against women abuse
Regardless of whether it is physical, emotional or takes some other form, abuse often follows an escalating pattern in which the controlling behaviors worsen over time.
The abusive partner may use oppression systems already set in our society to assert his or her priviledges against the other person.
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Perhaps the most recognized form, physical abuse may include behaviors such as:
- Hitting, slapping, punching, kicking
- Damaging personal property
- Refusing medical care and/or controlling medication
- Coercing partner into substance abuse
- Use of weapons
Emotional abuse occurs when an intimate partner seeks to control his/her loved one by:
- Name calling, insulting
- Blaming the partner for everything
- Extreme jealousy
- Shaming, humiliating
- Controlling what the partner does and where the partner goes
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Sexual abuse is not about sex. It is about power, and includes any sexual behavior performed without a partner’s consent. Examples include:
- Forcing a partner to have sex with other people (human trafficking)
- Pursuing sexual activity when the victim is not fully conscious or is afraid to say no
- Hurting partner physically during sex
- Coercing partner to have sex without protection / sabotaging birth control
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Government condemns any form of violence against women and children. We must work together with police, prosecutors and courts to ensure that those who hurt and abuse others are arrested and convicted.
Report all cases of rape, sexual assault or any form of violence to a local police station or call the toll-free Crime Stop number: 086 00 10111.Gender-based violence (GBV) does not discriminate. Any person of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender can be a victim or perpetrator of GBV.