Domestic Violence Against Women

By: Alyana Nieves

How can we prevent domestic violence against women ?

We can prevent domestic violence against women by enforcing laws, seeing the signs, having knowledge.

Enforcing Laws

When suspected abuse is going on Police ask the victim to take a screening. If the victim refuses to take the screening Police have to accept that(Kanable). Police forces try to help women in danger, its their job.

See the signs

These are some of the warning signs of a violent relationship that you need to leave.

  • Calls you names, insults you or puts you down
  • Hits, kicks, shoves, slaps, chokes or otherwise hurts you, your children or your pets
  • Blames you for his or her violent behavior or tells you that you deserve it
(Mayo Clinic )

The Types and who can be effected.

The types of abuses are

  • Physical
  • Sexual
  • Emotional
  • Economic
  • Psychological
Domestic violence can happen to anyone regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels. Domestic violence occurs in both opposite-sex and same-sex relationships and can happen to intimate partners who are married, living together, or dating(USDOJ)

This video is about an abusive relationship.


If you suspect any abuse or you yourself is abused

Please call this hotline

Phone: 1-877-863-6338
TTY: 1-877-863-6339

Work Cited

"USDOJ: Office on Violence Against Women: Crimes of Focus: Domestic Violence." USDOJ: Office on Violence Against Women: Crimes of Focus: Domestic Violence. United States Department of Justice, Mar. 2013. Web. 01 Feb. 2014.

Kanable, Rebecca. "Police Officers Can Prevent Repeat Abuse by Directing Victims to Available Services." Family Violence. Ed. Dedria Bryfonski. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2013. Current Controversies. Rpt. from "Learning to Read the Danger Signs: Maryland Patrol Officers Take an Extra Step to End Domestic Violence Homicides." Law Enforcement Technology 37.3 (Mar. 2010). Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 3 Feb. 2014.

"Domestic Violence against Women: Recognize Patterns, Seek Help." - Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic, 21 May 2011. Web. 31 Jan. 2014.

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