HERE’S TO STRONG WOMEN…
MAY WE KNOW THEM. MAY WE
RAISE THEM. MAY WE BE THEM.
Physical, psychological, financial and emotional abuse cannot be covered up by beautiful things, expensive labels or buried under a prime residential address. Cornerstone Woman offers women who are victims of ongoing, destructive cycles of abuse the opportunity to make a new start.
Violence against women takes many forms: physical, sexual, economic, and psychological. These represent a violation of human dignity and human rights and have lasting consequences for the women, their families, and their communities.
Research conducted by People Opposing Women and Child Abuse (POWA) shows that domestic violence against women remains widespread and under-reported and that victims of violence are not effectively supported by public services. Possible reasons for under-reporting are insufficient specialised services for women and children who are victims of violence and the absence of professional services for victims.
TYPE OF ABUSE AND % OF WOMEN INTERVIEWED WHO EXPERIENCED IT
By a partner, lover or spouse (90%)
|TYPE OF ABUSE||% OF WOMEN INTERVIEWED WHO EXPERIENCED IT|
|By a partner, lover or spouse||90%|