Spousal Abuse

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Spousal Abuse
Spousal Abuse

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Spousal Abuse

Although societal awareness and condemnation of the issue has increased in recent years, spousal abuse remains a hidden and persistent problem because of the power and control held by the abuser and the fear, intimidation and humiliation suffered by the victims of this crime...

Spousal abuse often occurs in relationships that are romantic in nature and where when one partner seeks to dominate and exert power over the other. In doing so, the relationship often deteriorates and may become violent. Emotional, verbal, psychological, financial, physical and sexual abuse is common in such relationships. Spousal abuse can occur in husband-wife relationships, dating relationships, with commonlaw…

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 Spousal Abuse

Although there are some studies that suggest men and women are both capable of violence, female victims suffer more physically, emotionally and financially from abuse. While the majority of men are not violent, some men have learned to express their anger or insecurity through violence. Many men have come to believe that violence against a woman, child or another man is an acceptable way to control another person.

Stop Violence Against Women

The Stop Violence Against Women website (STOPVAW), a project of The Advocates for Human Rights, is a forum for information, advocacy and change in the promotion of women's human rights around the world.

Battered Women’s Justice Project

BWJP is the national resource center on civil and criminal justice responses to intimate partner violence.


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Refuge’s award winning campaigns aim to educate the general public and ultimately prevent domestic violence by ensuring that women have the information and support they need to plan a safe escape.

Safe Horizon

Domestic Violence: Statistics & Facts... Domestic violence (also known as intimate partner violence) can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, income, or other factors.

The Pixel Project

The Pixel Project is a complete virtual, volunteer-led global 501(c)3 nonprofit organisation whose mission is to raise awareness, funds and volunteer power for the cause to end violence against women (VAW) using social media, online strategies and new technologies.


Spousal abuse, a more narrowly defined version of domestic violence, entails a variety of mechanisms employed by one partner to control or manipulate the other partner. One partner may be the sole abuser, or in some cases both partners actively abuse each other in one or more ways. Spousal abuse can be physical, sexual, or psychological in nature.

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence

NCDSV designs, provides and customizes training and consultation; influences policy, promotos collaboration; and enhances diverstity with the goal of ending domestic and sexual violence.

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