My friend, my sister, my daughter, someone I know… is in an abusive relationship.
I care and as a witness, I can take action!
Verbal or emotional abuse can occur in family, social, intimate and/or work relationships. The abuser tries to win control over another individual by:
Rejecting her: Ignoring or depreciating her, denying her ideas and feelings
Degrading her: Insulting her, making fun of her, altering her sense of identity and self-worth
Isolating her: restricting her vital space, her freedom
Corrupting or exploiting her: making her accept behaviors that are against the law
If someone I know experiences anxiety, feelings of shame and guilt, concentration problems, confusion, fatigue and/or an emotional void…
What can we do, all of us, in our daily life and in our personal and work environment to live in a violence-free society? Any act of violence involves emotional violence. Emotional or psychological abuse occurs repetitively and escalates over time. If nothing is done, it will not disappear; it can only get worse.
The only way out is to talk in order to:
|Why does she stay|
|Forms /escalation of domestic violence|
|Myths and Prejudices|
|If you work with abused women|
|Family and friends|
|How about youth|