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What are the signs?

At least 54% of all women who have visited hospital Emergency Departments have experienced DVA at some point in their life. However, only 5% of these victims will be identified …

The impact on victims

Victims of domestic violence and abuse are likely to experience serious health problems as a consequence. In this article, we’re going to explore the impact of DVA on women’s health …

Are some people at higher risk?

Whilst there is no one factor that will make someone more susceptible to experiencing (or perpetrating) violence. There are a wide range of personal, situational and social factors that all …

DVA around the world

Domestic violence and abuse is a worldwide problem that occurs in all social, economic, religious and cultural groups. But determining the exact prevalence of DVA is difficult. Inconsistencies in reporting, …

Summing up and looking ahead

Well done on completing the first week of the course. This week, we’ve looked at some definitions of domestic violence and abuse as well as the various forms it can …

A quick note about language

Over the past few decades, various terms have been used to refer to the topic of our course. These include domestic violence, domestic abuse, wife abuse, spousal abuse, wife battering, …

Getting to know you

Over the past few months, we’ve been talking to a range of professionals who are all involved in supporting victims of domestic violence and abuse. Each week, they’ll help us …

Walking home

In the previous step, we asked you whether you would walk home by yourself late at night. In this video, we’ll follow Laura and Tom as they walk home after …

Forms of domestic violence and abuse

As we discussed in the previous step, domestic violence and abuse isn’t always physical. DVA is any behaviour that is intended to dominate, threaten, coerce and control someone else in …

The role of gender in our daily lives

What impact does gender have on the way we experience the world? We asked colleagues at The University of Sheffield to share their experiences. What do you think? Has gender …

How does gender affect our behaviour?

‘Gender’ and ‘sex’ are terms which are often used interchangeably. However, it is increasingly acknowledged that these terms are very different. In this article, we’ll explore the concept of gender, …