What is violence in simple words?

Violence is when someone attacks someone else, often to get them to do something they do not want to do by making them feel pain or fear. Violence can mean anything from one person hitting another to a war between many countries that causes millions of deaths. Laws are created often to control violence.

Why is domestic violence a problem?

Domestic violence has a significant impact on the general health and wellbeing of individuals by causing physical injury, anxiety, depression, impairing social skills and increasing the likelihood that they will engage in practices harmful to their health, such as self harm or substance abuse (NSW Office for Women’s …

What can I do to reduce youth violence?

Preventing Youth Violence

  1. Modify the physical and social environment.
  2. Reduce exposure to community-level risks.
  3. Street outreach and community norm change.

How does domestic violence affect you intellectually?

Domestic violence is associated with depression, anxiety, PTSD and substance abuse in the general population. Exposure to domestic violence has a significant impact on children’s mental health. Many studies have found strong links with poorer educational outcomes and higher levels of mental health problems.

What are the effects of gender based violence?

Victims of violence can suffer sexual and reproductive health consequences, including forced and unwanted pregnancies, unsafe abortions, traumatic fistula, sexually transmitted infections including HIV, and even death.

What are the three major types of gender based violence?

Gender-based violence can be in the form of:

  • Child marriage.
  • Female genital mutilation.
  • Honour killings.
  • Trafficking for sex or slavery.
  • Intimate partner violence.
  • Physical punishment.
  • Sexual, emotional or psychological violence.

What is domestic violence in simple words?

Domestic violence means that in a relationship or marriage, one or both of the partners uses physical, sexual or psychological violence to try to get power or control over the other or due to losing their temper. In most countries, laws exist to protect the victim of such violent acts.

Why is it important to study domestic violence?

The way we talk about stuff can reinforce cultural norms and also prevent victims from feeling safe to disclose. Learning about domestic violence is essential for unpacking our internal biases and critically questioning the status quo.