Domestic abuse survivor, Janet* has been "through hell and back" with her ex partner. She's chosen to speak out about her experience in the hopes of helping others in her position. Janet wants her children to grow up in a world where domestic abuse is talked about freely, and without stigma. She refuses to stand … Continue reading Janet’s* Story
Deeply ingrained gender norms are pushing the idea of male masculinity to its breaking point. The toxic idea that men are always the perpetrators of domestic violence, can often be the reason behind real victims not coming forward.
With calls to police about relationship abuse reaching an all time high, with one call per minute; being able to spot the signs is becoming paramount for ending the violence.
One in seven children under the age of 18 will have lived with domestic violence at some point in their childhood.
I fell apart after that. I started to drink to numb the pain. I became an alcoholic, and a frequent drug user. I couldn’t cope with the fact he was able to walk around with no repercussions for his actions.