Domestic Violence

by yasmin

Recognize it - Report it - Prevent it

Domestic Violence can had to anyone no matter you race, gender, age, or class, yet the problem is often overlooked, excused, or denied. People need to know that there is people out there. Your not alone. This is especially true when the abuse is psychological, rather than physical. Noticing and acknowledging the sign of an abusive relationship is the first step to ending it.
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Why did you stay?

That is a question everyone asks when they learn that a women is being battered and abused. But if you are in an abusive relationship, you know that its not that easy. Especially when the your partner has isolated from from family and friends, psychologically beat down, financially controlled and physically threatened.


If you believe you are in a abusive relationship fear for your safety the but thing you can do for you and that person is leave nothing good can come out a violent relationship.

Who are the victims?

25% of women whom have experienced domestic violence in their lifetime. 1 out of every 14 men have been current or former spouse, cohabiting partner, boyfriend/girlfriend or date in their lifetime. Each year in america approximately 3-10 million children witness some form domestic violence. Adults are not the only victims in a national survey of american families 50% of men who assaulted their wives also abused their children. Most domestic violence incidents are never reported.
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Real Story's

The brave women has agreed to release the pictures in the hope that it will encourage other women who are victims of domestic abuse to find the courage to leave their partners this Christmas.

Hayley, 34, only escaped the clutches of a seven-year abusive relationship with Matthew Sargent after he nearly killed her in a savage attack at her home.

The mother-of-one was left in coma with a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain after Sargent battered her before smashing an OVEN DOOR on her head.

Hayley was left with deep holes in both sides of her head, behind her ears and a swollen face.

Parts of her skull broke and lodged into her brain and she suffered a broken nose and slashes to her face.

Sargent, 30, was jailed for a minimum of 16 years and now Hayley is calling on others to make the brave first step to avoid a Christmas tragedy.

She said: "I feel like if I could help just one person to have a good Christmas by escaping an abusive relationship then it feels like what I went through had a purpose.

"Whether they hit you or not, if you're scared of them then it is not a normal relationship. I can't believe it took him to nearly kill me for me to leave.

"You never realise how awful it is and how unhappy you are until you leave."

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sites used

-http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/shocking-images-mum-left-dead-4825457

-http://www.helpguide.org/articles/abuse/help-for-abused-and-battered-women.htm

-http://www.helpguide.org/articles/abuse/domestic-violence-and-abuse.htm