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Help is available: where to turn in case of domestic violence

The war aggravated the problem of domestic violence, often women think that their problems are not so important and recede into the background against the background of tragic events in the country, but this is not the case and help is available.

We tell you what to do in case of domestic violence and where to turn for help

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Types of domestic violence

There is a widespread opinion in society that violence equals beating or sexual abuse, but violence is not only physical and sexual, but also psychological and economic.

Violence is not only physical and sexual, but also psychological and economic.

  • Psychological violence - verbal abuse, gaslighting, threats, intimidation, etc.

NOTE! Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation, the purpose of which is to make the victim doubt the adequacy of his perception of the surrounding reality, questioning his own memory and sanity.

  • Physical - bodily harm, pushing, pinching, deprivation of liberty, or failure to provide assistance to a person who is in a dangerous condition.

  • Economic - intentional deprivation of housing, food, prohibition to use money or documents, obstruction of education, prohibition to work, etc.

  • Sexual – forced to watch pornographic films, forced to have sexual intercourse, sexual harassment, rape, etc.

Any manifestation of violence can have dire consequences. Violence degrades the honor and dignity of a person, can harm mental or physical health. Remember that the first step to stopping this is not to be afraid to speak up, to seek support and professional help.

Where to turn for help

Where to go for help / Infographic: Break the circle

Where can one find refuge to get away from a tyrant?

  • Contacts of the Kyiv shelter for abused women:

  • Contacts of the shelter in Vinnytsia: "We are close" crisis center

  • Shelters in Bucha, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi and Rivne: St. Olga's Shelter

Here, women with children can live for free, prepare documents for divorce, and receive psychological and legal assistance.

Do not delay - even isolated acts of violence cannot be justified under any circumstances!

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