Dynamics of Abuse

Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence. There is NO “typical victim.” Victims of domestic violence comes from all walks of life, varying age groups, all backgrounds, all communities, all education levels, all economic levels, all cultures, all ethnicities, all religions, all abilities, and all lifestyles.  Victims of domestic violence do not bring violence…

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically; however, the one constant…

Domestic Violence Agencies and their Contact Information

ALABAMA ASHAKIRAN info@ashakiranonline.org (256) – 509 -1882 http://ashakiran.com/Jul2017/ ARIZONA ASAFSF, ARIZONA SOUTH ASIANS FOR SAFE FAMILIES info@asafsf.org (877) – 723 – 3711 CALIFORNIA NARIKA narika@narika.org (800) – 215 – 7308 http://www.narika.org/ SAHARA info@saharacares.org (888) – 724 – 2722 MY SAHANA mysahana@mysahana.org (408) – 657 – 9569 http://mysahana.org/ SOUTH ASIAN NETWORK saninfo@sansocal.org (562) – 403 –…

National Domestic Abuse Helplines and Resources for India

If you are experiencing domestic violence in India, this page provides you with the essential resources needed to find help in North, West, South, East & Northeast, and Central India. For life-threatening emergencies, call 112. Swayam 91 98307 72814 Swayam is a feminist organization committed to advancing women’s rights and ending discrimination and violence against women…

Forms of Abuse

Information compiled from Women’s Law at https://www.womenslaw.org/about-abuse/forms-abuse. Domestic violence, also known as domestic abuse, can come in many different forms. At the root of all forms of abuse, however, is the need for the abusive partner to keep power and control over the victim. We hope that reading about all of the different forms of…

Read This if You Are a South Asian DV Victim in Georgia

Agency supporting South Asian victims of violence:https://www.raksha.org Support from Indian Consulate in Atlanta for Domestic Violence victims/ deserted women:https://www.indiainatlanta.gov.in/eoial_pages/OQ,, Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence:https://gcadv.org/get-help/https://gcadv.org/resources/ Shelter for Domestic Violence victims in Georgia:https://www.livesaferesources.orghttps://www.domesticshelters.org Criminal Justice Coordinating Council:https://cjcc.georgia.gov https://www.uscis.gov/archive/information-on-the-legal-rights-available-to-immigrant-victims-of-domestic-violence-in-the-united

What is Domestic Abuse?

Domestic abuse, also called domestic violence or intimate partner violence, can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any…

Are You Being Abused?

Answer the following questions to think about how you are being treated and how you treat your partner.       Does your partner: Embarrass or make fun of you in front of your friends or family? Put down your accomplishments? Make you feel like you are unable to make decisions? Use intimidation or threats to gain…

Power and Control Wheel

(Developed by Domestic Abuse Intervention Project, Duluth, MN) The Power & Control wheel is helpful in understanding the overall pattern of abusive and violent behaviors, which are used by an abuser to establish and maintain control over his/her partner or any other victim in the household. Physical and sexual assaults, or threats to commit them,…

Can Anyone be a Victim of Domestic Violence? Can Anyone be an Abuser?

Can anyone be a victim of domestic violence? Yes. There is NO “typical victim.” Victims of domestic violence come from all walks of life, varying age groups, all backgrounds, all communities, all education levels, all economic levels, all cultures, all ethnicities, all religions, all abilities, and all lifestyles. Victims of domestic violence do not bring…