Learn more about domestic violence and identify ways to keep yourself and those you care about safe.
Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner
(U.S. Department of Justice)
Domestic violence can be physical, verbal, sexual, emotional/psychological and/or financial in nature. Domestic violence can happen to individuals of any race, nationality, age, gender, socio-economic strata, education level, sexual orientation or religion.
According to the Center for Disease Control, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men experience physical violence from an intimate partner.
Studies indicate that the numbers for South Asians may be higher than the national average. As many as 2 out of 5 South Asian women are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner
(Raj & Silverman 200)