“According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, intimate partner violence means physical, sexual or psychological harm inflicted by a current or former spouse or partner. According to the CDC, these are the four main types of intimate partner violence”: (Montaldo)
Physical Violence is the most flagrant form of domestic abuse, it is intentionally using physical force or using a weapon to harm, injury, disable or kill. Merely using body, size or strength to harm another person there is no retrain from injury, physical violence is intentionally meant to harm another person.
Sexual Violence can be used by force but it can also consist of having sex with somebody who is not capable to “refuse due to disability, illness, intimidation or the influence of alcohol or other drugs”. (Montaldo)
Threats of Violence can be also known as Mental Abuse just by using words, movements, cues, expressions or even by a weapons in communicating threats of injury, immobilize, rape or even in threating to kill.
Psychological and Emotional Abuse can be acts of controlling, threats of hurting family members, humiliation, and isolation, and economic abuse Diminishing self-esteem of their victim or embarrassing their victims, manipulation, coercive tactics to cause someone emotional trauma.
The majority of violence is towards women, this act of violence is carried out by intimate partners, such as spouses, fathers, or fathers-in-law. Domestic abuse is a national problematic issue that affects over four million women in the United States each year.
“When looking at surveys they show approx. 13 % of Mexican American women are affected by partner abuse, English-speaking Latinos have found similar rates (between 10 to 17 %). Studies was done from Australia, Canada, Israel, South Africa, and the United States show that between 40% and 70% of female murders were carried out by intimate partners. As for similarly studies, on domestic violence that have been conducted out of10 countries found more than 75 % of women who had been physically or sexually abused since the age of 15. In addition, In India 42% of all female victims reported live through some type of violence, with 29% reporting physical violence and 69% reporting psychological abuse. One out of three women around the world have been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime” (Unite For Sight, 2000-2013)
Domestic violence has many forms it is prolonged by cultural beliefs and customs based on the weakening of women it is a type of violence characterized by a pattern of abusive behaviors by one or both partners in a relationship. And can include physical aggression, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and controlling behavior, as well as economic deprivation.
Domestic abuse is either concealed or denied by family and social traditions. When in fact gender violence is a historical, universal problem. This type of violence is not prejudice it is not based on race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, type of labor performed, level of education, class position, disability, and/or immigration or refugee status. ”It has been estimated that between 250,000 and 500,000 women were raped during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Although sexual violence is intensified by war”. (Unite For Sight, 2000-2013)
Domestic violence inclines to be culturally engrained, or consequential from culturally-based gender roles, many women in