Anni is a writer, feminist researcher, historian and journalist. She has been working in the field of domestic abuse and violence against women in relation to research, policy and service development in Scotland since the late 1990s. She… read on
10 things you can do
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What is domestic abuse?
Your confidence goes, and the thing is it doesn't start, it's a gradual thing that grinds you away and grinds you away until there's nothing left.
Domestic abuse is persistent and controlling behaviour by a partner or ex-partner which causes physical, sexual and/or emotional harm. It often gets worse over time. It is very common. In most cases, it is experienced by women and children and is perpetrated by men. More about domestic abuse