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Domestic Violence

Domestic violence should not happen to any body Ever Period. But it does and when it does, there is help. May be you have lived with abuse, may be it happened just once, may be you work or live next to someone who is being abused right now. Whoever you are, this book can show you how and where to get help.

In 1994, 1995, and again in 2000, Michigan changed the laws that deal with domestic violence to make it easier for the victims of abuse to get protection through the legal system.

We have tried to include information to help you get support and plan for your safety including resources to the best and most affordable divorce attorneys in Detroit and other Michigan locations. If this booklet applies to you, you just need to remember two things: first, abuse is never okay. second, you are not alone. Help is yours for the asking. Your safety as well as the ones attached to you is a priority.
If you know someone whom you think is being abused - a friend, family member, co-worker, client, patient or parishioner - please consider contacting one of the agencies listed below to discuss ways to safely help them.

According to Domestic Violence Servey


Domestic violence in India often happens as a result. According to Unicef's Global Report Card on Adolescents 2012, 57% boys in India think a husband is justified in hitting Domestic violence in India often happens as a result or beating his wife while around 53% girls think that a husband is justified in beating his wife. In 2010,
a movie based on Domestic Violence titled Bell Bajao was released with the support of the Ministry of Women and Child Development which won an award at the Cannes Film Festival. Domestic violence is known to happen in Upper Class families as well as NRI families.

Domestic Violence Act of 2007


The Domestic Violence Act of 2007 provides victims of abuse with a means for practical remedy, but has been reportedly used against men. In Mumbai, men alleged that women were misusing the Domestic Violence Act, while in Karnataka, the act cannot be used against women. The Delhi High Court clarified that the Act could also be used to prosecute women.


Domestic abuse occurs across society, regardless of age, gender, race, sexuality, wealth, and geography. The figures show, however, that it consists mainly of violence by men against women. Children are also affected, both directly and indirectly and there is also a strong correlation between domestic violence and child abuse suggesting overlap rates of between 40-60%.

Some Types of Domestic Violence

Emotional or Psychological Abuse, Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Economic or Financial Abuse, Honour based violence, Forced Marriage, Female Genital Mutilation, Elder Abuse, Domestic abuse perpetrated against people with disabilities, Teen 'dating' abuse, Domestic abuse during pregnancy, Domestic abuse within gay, lesbian bisexual and transgender relationships, Domestic Abuse Against Men, Stalking,