Identifying domestic abuse against women and children
The impact of domestic abuse, and more specifically the damage of domestic abuse against women and children, will affect most of us at some point in our lives. Unfortunately, for some of us, it may be in a very personal way. This may occur directly as a result of a personal relationship, or through the occurrence of violence happening with close family members or friends. In the last decade domestic violence against women has been realised as an appalling crime and an infringement against human rights. Thankfully, domestic abuse is now acknowledged as a serious health concern and is no longer considered a private matter between partners. It is now being talked about in the media and has become the focus of government policy. However, this has only come about because of the determined and constant work of organisations such as Women’s Aid, who have campaigned with relentless energy since the early 1970s to highlight the plight of women and their children as they attempt to survive living in violent relation ships.
Primary Health Care
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