Domestic Violence In Northern Ireland
Presentation backupByLiam Hogan9843183October 2002
The purpose of this presentation was to pursue enlightenment in relation todomestic violence in Northern Ireland. It occurred to me that all too oftendomestic violence is seemingly overlooked by more “important” violence in theNorth – that of terrorist acts, punishment beatings, assassinations, bombings,even political lip service garners more attention from the media than the starkreality of women and child abuse.
So what exactly is domestic violence?
Domestic violence is the physical, emotional, sexual or mental abuse of oneperson by another, with whom they have or have had an intimate relationship.Over 90% of reported cases of such violence are by men against women
Domestic violence is rarely a one-off event. It tends to escalate in frequency andseverity over time. It can be
and can include: slapping, punching,beating, kicking, cigarette burns, knife wounds — often leading to permanentinjuries and sometimes death.