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What is Domestic Violence?

dID YOU KNOW Domestic violence is more than physical abuse?

Domestic Violence (DV) also known as Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is violence against someone. It includes threats, intimidation, coercion, stalking, aggravated or simple assault, psychological, sexual, physical, emotional, verbal, economic abuse, and abuse against pets. DV/IPV is committed by intimate partners, family members, or other relatives. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. In the LGBTQIA+ community, the statistics are the same.

No one is exempt from domestic violence regardless of age, gender, religion, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.