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Cycle Of Violence


Phase One: The Tension Building During this phase, tension mounts in the relationship. Abuser may become increasingly irritable, frustrated, unable to cope with everyday stress Victim feels they are “walking on [...]

Impact of abuse


How Abuse Can Impact Women Impacts self-esteem Feelings of helplessness Self-blame and guilt Denying and minimizing Drug and alcohol abuse Mental health issues How Abuse [...]

Who is at risk?


Abuse can happen to anyone at any time but some women are at higher risk: Indigenous women Younger women Women with physical and cognitive disabilities Immigrant women Women who [...]

Why do women stay?


The abuser may have threatened to kill them if they leave, or kill themselves or the children or a pet The most dangerous time for an abused woman is when she attempts to [...]



Domestic Violence Information Women are more vulnerable to being assaulted in their intimate relationships Domestic abuse is rarely an isolated incident and will increase in severity over time Domestic abuse causes [...]

Power and Control


Power And Control Wheel Using Coercion And Threats Making and/or carrying out threats to do something to hurt her. Threatening to leave her, commit suicide, or report her to welfare. Making her [...]

Different Forms of Violence


Physical Abuse: Aggressive behaviours directed at another person’s body such as pushing, pinching, squeezing, shaking, grabbing, biting, hitting, slapping, choking, kicking, throwing objects at or near partner, murder More often overt than [...]

Red Flags


Be wary of a partner who: Limits your contacts, tries to isolate you, sabotages friendships and other relationships. Becomes jealous of your friends and views them as a threat to your relationship. [...]

Definition Gender-based Violence


Gender-based violence – A phenomenon deeply rooted in gender inequality, and continues to be one of the most notable human rights violations within all societies. Gender-based violence is violence directed against a person because of their [...]