DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Ä də-‘mes-tik vī-lən(t)s Ä n.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CAN BE DEFINED AS A PATTERN OF BEHAVIOR IN ANY RELATIONSHIP THAT IS USED TO GAIN OR MAINTAIN POWER AND CONTROL OVER A PARTNER, CHILD, FAMILY MEMBER.
Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. It can happen to couples who are married, living together or who are dating. It can happen to children, by their parents or even to parents by their adult children. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.
Learn the signs of domestic violence and listen without judgment to victims/survivors.
Get the facts and know the resources available.
Say NO MORE.
Break the silence. Speak out. Seek help when you see this problem or harassment of any kind in your family, your community, your workplace or school.
Share NO MORE.
Share the NO MORE symbol with everyone you know.
Facebook it. Tweet it. Pin it. Instagram it. Email it. Wear it.
Help to increase awareness about the extent of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Ensure NO MORE.
Get involved. Volunteer in your community, or donate to a local, state
or national domestic violence or sexual assault organization.
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