Domestic abuse also called "domestic violence", can be defined as a pattern of behaviour in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. This article provides personally verified resources for domestic abuse victims. Though all the resources mentioned have been individually verified by us, we do not guarantee that they will work on a particular day.
Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure, or wound someone. Domestic abuse can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender. It can occur within a range of relationships including couples who are married, living together or dating. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels (United Nations).
Domestic abuse can be of many kinds. To know about domestic abuse click here.
It is important to remember that you do not have to keep tolerating domestic abuse. There are various organizations, governmental and non-governmental, working towards the cause of domestic abuse to keep the victims safe and provide them support. Organizations like Swayam and Operation Peacemaker help identify domestic abuse and provide support to victims.
Having left their homes, domestic abuse victims may need extra support for themselves and/or their child(ren). Government has various schemes for women that can help them navigate through the process. This scheme can help women find employment. The link contains detailed instructions and the application process to avail the scheme. There are various such schemes that can be found on the NARI website.
The most important thing while navigating through the process is to remember that you are not alone and that you do not owe anything to your abuser.
To access support reach out to :
(The following resources have been verified by us on 11th March 2023.)
Helpline- +91 9073917030
Helpline- 1800 212 9131
National Women’s Helpline- 1090
National Domestic Abuse Helpline- 181