Domestic violence is one of the most common and under-reported crimes. Men, women, and children of all ages, religions, economic backgrounds, or locations worldwide are susceptible to it.
It involves battering or psychological, emotional, sexual, or physical abuse of victim by someone s/he is in an intimate relationship.
If you or anyone you know has been a victim of domestic violence, you should immediately call the police and give them all the relevant information about it.
It is essential to keep all medical and physical evidence to prove your case. You can also get help from resource agencies for domestic violence by calling them.
While men suffer domestic violence as much as women, physical abuse of women is much higher. Assaults on women sexually in the form of marital rape or forceful sex mostly go unreported. You can get a protective order against your abuser for your safety.
If society comes together to battle this crime, it will help in curbing it to some extent. In addition, creating awareness about it through workshops, sermons in churches, etc., is possible.
Therapists can counsel the victims and help them.