Gender based violence
1 in 4 women will be victims of gender based violence or abuse in their lifetime. (CDC, 2017)
- You are not alone
- You are not to blame
- You do not deserve to be abused
- You have rights
- You can get help
Signs of abuse
Most relationships are not abusive. However, if you feel threatened, intimidated, or controlled by your partner you may be experiencing relationship abuse. It may be helpful to consider the following questions to assess your relationship for abuse. Does your partner ever:
- Degrade you by calling you names or putting you down?
- Control who you see, where you go, or what you do?
- Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?
- Use your children to control you?
- Intimidate you with threatening words, looks, or weapons?
- Shove you, slap you, or hit you?
- Deny their actions or minimize the pain they’ve caused you?
- Repeatedly blame you for their actions?
- Threaten to kill you?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, please consider reaching out for help.