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[mass noun] Violent or aggressive behaviour within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner.‘police, social services, and voluntary agencies are working together to tackle domestic violence’
- ‘But domestic violence is different, she adds, since it has a huge impact on a victim's work life and general well-being.’
- ‘There is also a workshop with women from various backgrounds who had suffered terrible domestic violence.’
- ‘The novel is very much concerned with domestic violence and its traumatic consequences both for the individual and the community.’
- ‘The link between pet abuse and domestic violence is well documented.’
- ‘Feminist writings have focused attention on domestic violence and challenged the assumptions of approaches that blame women for their victimization.’
- ‘While no price tag can be put on the human cost of domestic violence, London is beginning to calculate its drain on public services.’
- ‘It is a moving letter written against a background of domestic violence.’
- ‘Can exposure to domestic violence and neglect damage brain circuits?’
- ‘Every year 100,000 women in the capital seek medical help, and 17 per cent of homelessness applications are a result of domestic violence, according to Mayor Ken Livingstone.’
- ‘Many face such challenges as poverty, domestic violence, social isolation, chemical abuse, or being adolescent parents.’
- ‘Domestic abuse that includes physical violence is called domestic violence.’
- ‘Because of parental death, domestic violence, or drug abuse, nine of the women were removed from their families of origin and placed in foster care.’
- ‘Several nonprofits across the country are working with companies to develop workplace initiatives to help curb domestic violence toward women and men.’
- ‘It is a breeding ground for drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence and gang mentality.’
- ‘Concern for the safety of the victim of domestic violence is always a priority in my work.’
- ‘The not-for-profit organization provides shelter, counseling and support to victims of domestic violence and their children, with the annual art auction as its largest fundraiser.’
- ‘Parental alcoholism, drug abuse, mental instability, and severe domestic violence resulted in feelings of emotional (or symbolic) abandonment, as well.’
- ‘I think the ability to be able to talk about domestic violence is hindered massively by the shame associated with it.’
- ‘Examples include domestic violence, sexual assault (of which the overwhelming majority is committed by someone whom the victim knows) and child abuse.’
- ‘On that day police received more than 1,300 calls reporting domestic violence.’
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