Know the signs of abuse and where to get help
Do you worry that someone you know is vulnerable or suffering?
Gender based violence can happen to anyone. In the majority of cases it is experienced by women and is perpetrated by men.
Know the signs
Although every situation is unique, there are common signs to look out for.
Domestic violence can include, but is not limited to, the following:
- Verbal abuse and threats
- Controlling behaviour
- Physical violence resulting in Injuries
- Intimidating or controlling behaviour resulting in isolation and low self-esteem
What can you do?
- Listen without judgement.
- Be clear this is not her fault. Nothing justifies abusive behaviour.
- Be patient. Give her time to talk, but don’t push her to give details or take action unless she’s ready. Allow her to make her own decisions.
- Contact your local helpline or hotline for expert support, find out more below.
Our partner organisations
We’re proud to work with frontline services and organisations around the world to support survivors of gender-based violence and raise awareness of the issue.
You can find an overview of our network of partner organisations below. If you are experiencing gender-based violence, the organisation based in your country can help you.