Domestic violence

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Violence in relationships is an issue that affects millions of people in the world. It occurs in all communities and to people of all races, religions, genders, and ages. It is important to be educated on what constitutes relationship violence, the problems associated with it, and how it can be stopped. BLMG will help both abusers and the abused to gain a better understanding of relationship, or domestic violence, and learn how to take action against it.

COVID-19 (the new strain of coronavirus) has been declared a global pandemic. Measures announced over recent weeks to tackle it have seen people’s day-to-day life drastically altered. These changes are essential to beat coronavirus and protect health systems.  However, there are unintended,  negative  consequences. As the virus continues to spread across the world, it brings with  it  multiple  new  stresses,  including  physical  and  psychological  health  risks,  isolation  and  loneliness,  the  closure  of  many  schools  and  businesses,  economic  vulnerability  and  job  losses.  Through all of that, children and their mothers are particularly vulnerable. Domestic violence refers to a range of violations that happen within a domestic space. It is a broad term that encompasses intimate partner violence (IPV), a form of abuse that is perpetrated by a current or ex-partner. 

We focus mainly on women, because they are disproportionately affected by domestic violence; however, we recognize that domestic abuse happens to men and occurs within same-sex relationships. We raise concern as domestic violence rise as a result of the “lock-down” that is being imposed.  Although these measures vary, to some degree, in their timing and severity,  they  generally  require  that  people  stay  at  home  and  only  leave for an essential reason such as buying food, collecting medication or carrying out a key worker role. Within such a short time span, there is clear evidence that Domestic violence rates are rising, and they are rising fast. During this COVID-19 crisis, it is therefore important to think critically about idealized representations of home and family and to make it possible for people to talk about, and where possible take action to counter abusive and controlling family life.  Asking  people  directly,  on  repeated occasions, about whether they consistently feel safe at home is one  way of doing this;  however,  it  is  also  important  that  people  asking this question have the time and emotional resources to listen and respond to the often-subtle ways that people indicate they are scared and unsafe. 

In a emergency please dial 911

  • 1.800.799.SAFE (7233)
  • TTY 1.800.787.3224

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