What is Domestic Abuse?
“Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. The abuse can encompass, but is not limited to psychological, physical, sexual, financial, emotional.”
"Not only is coercive control the most common context in which [women] are abused, it is also the most dangerous"
Evan Stark (2007) Coercive Control. How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life. New York: Oxford University Press.