Domestic abuse is a misuse of power within relationships. Within our society men continue to hold far more power than women and this disparity can allow for women to be viewed as having less rights than men within a relationship.
Many people still believe that domestic abuse is caused by stress, drugs, alcohol and poverty. These can be contributory factors but they are not the root cause. Women's Aid has supported women from all social and financial backgrounds and continues to do so.
Many women who are or have experienced domestic abuse blame themselves for what is happening to them. It is not their fault. The only person to blame is the person carrying out the abuse. It is their CHOICE to behave in this way.
Please see Women's Aid Statistics