Domestic Abuse - NO EXCUSE
Domestic abuse is most often the violent or controlling behaviour used by a male to exert power over a female, who may be a partner, family member or friend. However, violence also happens in gay and lesbian relationships, and in some cases by women against men.
Domestic abuse impacts on every one of us - in our lives, our work places and our communities. It can affect anyone regardless of sex, race, class, age, religion, sexuality, income, lifestyle or where they live.
Domestic abuse is common. According to the Scottish Government, a domestic abuse incident is recorded every 10 minutes in Scotland with 60,080 incidents recorded in 2012-13.
Domestic abuse is unacceptable and you have a right to be safe. You do have options and there are people who can help you.
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