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What is domestic violence?

Domestic violence refers to violent abuse and harmful behavior between family members, including partners (such as spouses, ex-spouses, cohabiters, boyfriends and girlfriends, partners of the same sex), sons, brothers, all blood relatives etc., and physical, verbal, psychological or sexual mistreatment between married couples, or economic control and financial destruction (such as tearing clothes, or destroying personal items etc.).

Domestic violence is the selective behavior of the offender, consciously rendering the other person afraid or scared through injury or humiliation.

Resorces:Domestic Violence and Sexual Assualt Prevention Committee, Ministry of Interior
  • Data update: 2018-02-14
  • Publish Date: 2011-11-14
  • Source: Police Department
  • Hit Count: 942
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