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Wife Abuse and the Law

Wife Abuse and the Law What is Sexual Assault? Sexual Assault is defined as an assault of a sexual nature that violates the sexual integrity of the victim. The Supreme Court of Canada held that the act of sexual assault does not depend solely on contact with any specific part of the human anatomy but rather the act of a ... Read More »

Support and Help for Victims of Wife Abuse

Reporting the abuse When women file a report or seek treatment, they may have to contend with police and health care officials who have not been trained to respond adequately or to keep consistent records. On the other hand, shame, fear of reprisal, lack of information about legal rights, lack of confidence in, or fear of, the legal system, and ... Read More »

Wife Abuse – Prevention

Wife Abuse – Prevention Since there is no one cause of wife abuse, there is no easy way to prevent it. Until society rejects its tolerance and acceptance of violence for resolving conflict and expressing anger, meaningful changes in family relationships will not occur. Prevention starts with people changing their attitudes toward violence and women. No one deserves to be ... Read More »

Why Women Stay in Abusive Relationships

Why Women Stay in Abusive Relationships A person who is being abused may endure the abuse for a long time before seeking support. Some victims never tell anyone about the abuse. A person who is being abused may be reluctant or unable to talk about or report abuse for many different reasons. No one deserves to be abused and you ... Read More »

Consequences of Wife Abuse

Consequences of Wife Abuse A Closer Look at How the Abused Woman Feels (Source: http://www.healthieryou.com/wabuse.html) A woman who has been abused over a long period of time is afraid. Not only is she afraid that she, herself, will be seriously hurt, but if she has children, she fears for their safety also. Her feelings of fear link her to all ... Read More »

Preventing Wife Abuse – Warning Signs

Preventing Wife Abuse – Warning Signs I. Warning Signs (Source: http://www.womenscrisisline.org/) Many women are interested in ways that they can predict whether they are about to become involved with someone who will be physically abusive. Below is a list of behaviour s that are seen in people who batter their girlfriends, lovers, or wives; the last four signs are almost ... Read More »

Who is a Wife Abuser

Who is a Wife Abuser Predictive Characteristics and Risk Markers (Source: http://www.libraryindex.com/pages/2050/Causes-Wife-Abuse-SIGNS-POTENTIAL-VIOLENCE.html) Can a woman expect to see certain signs of potential violence in a man she is dating or living with before she becomes a victim of abuse? The National Coalition against Domestic Violence published a checklist of predictive behaviour s in men that signal violence. Along with the ... Read More »

Forms and Tactics of Wife Abuse and Violence

Forms and Tactics of Wife Abuse and Violence   Types of Forms and Tactics of Wife Abuse and Violence Breaking Trust Tactics (lying to you) Being jealous Breaking promises and shared agreements Having other relationships Withholding information from you Coercion and Threat Tactics Breaking things or punching walls Destroying your possessions Making angry gestures Making or carrying out threats to ... Read More »

Stalking / Cyberstalking Wife Abuse

Stalking / Cyberstalking Wife Abuse Stalking of an intimate partner can take place during the relationship, with intense monitoring of the partner’s activities or it can take place after a partner or spouse has left the relationship. Stalking is unpredictable and should always be considered dangerous and the victim should fear for their safety. Stalking is another form of harassment ... Read More »

Economic or Financial Wife Abuse

Economic or Financial Wife Abuse Financial Abuse: Abuse is usually a matter of trying to control you; the abuser seeks to control the victim in any way possible while isolating you from anyone on the outside of the family or household. Economic and financial abuse is when the domestic abuser uses the money as the means of having control over ... Read More »