A short film looking at the issue of domestic violence.
DV and abuse can happen to anyone, yet the problem is often overlooked, excused, or denied. An environment can be very normal sometimes perfect but this only masks the hidden situation of the abused. This is especially true when the abuse is psychological, rather than physical. Noticing and acknowledging the signs of an abusive relationship is the first step to ending it. No one should live in fear of the person they love.
. 31% women and 18% men have experienced domestic abuse since the age of 16 years. This amounts to 5 million women and 2.9 million men. Other reports say the numbers are larger.
. At least 750,000 children a year witness domestic violence (Department of Health, 2002)
. 24-hour UK National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline 0808 2000 247
. Information partially sourced online