Domestic abuse knows no boundaries. It exists at all levels of society and does distinguish culture, education, ethnicity, religion, income or age. Abuse may be physical, sexual, psychological or emotional.

Battering: The Facts

There are some commonly held beliefs about battering which we feel are actually myths…that is, the facts of battering indicate that these beliefs are false. Yet people continue to believe and act on these beliefs. In a sense, they become more powerful that the facts because they influence the ways battered women, their friends and family, the professional staff they encounter, and the general public react to specific instances of battering.