43 Quotes About Domestic Violence

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Domestic violence negatively affects one in four women around the world. These quotes about domestic violence will bring the encouragement you need to start fresh and learn to trust again.

“A domestic violence advocate can help you discern your level of risk from your abuser and whether you should get a civil restraining order.”

“A lot of people think that domestic violence is if someone hits, kicks, or punches you.”

“All violence consists in some people forcing others, under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do.”

“An abuser isn’t abusive 24/7. They usually demonstrate positive character traits most of the time. That’s what makes the abuse so confusing when it happens, and what makes leaving so much more difficult.”

“At the beginning, I wasn’t aware of some of the stuff that goes on. Now, I have a heightened awareness of domestic violence and how to spot it.”

“Believe in yourself and be proud of who you are. Don’t let anyone tell you differently. There is beauty in everyone and no one should stop you from growing into a confident and strong young person.”

“Childhood should be carefree, playing in the sun; not living a nightmare in the darkness of the soul.”

“Domestic abuse is wrong, but domestic retribution is okay.”

“Domestic violence can be so easy for people to ignore, as it often happens without any witnesses and it is sometimes easier not to get involved.”

“Domestic violence causes far more pain than the visible marks of bruises and scars. It is devastating to be abused by someone that you love and think loves you in return.”

“Domestic violence is any behavior involving physical, psychological, emotional, sexual or verbal abuse. It is any form of aggression intended to hurt, damage, or kill an intimate person.”

“Domestic violence is frequently excused when alcohol and other substances are involved.”

“Domestic violence is the front line of the war against women.”

“Emotional abuse is any type of abuse that is not physical in nature. It can include everything from verbal abuse to the silent treatment, domination to subtle manipulation.”

“Emotional abuse is like being continuously kicked in the shins. It can be worse than getting one punch in the face, and it cements itself.”

“Even child abuse specialists do not routinely screen for domestic violence. This shows how much more education we need to do, even among experts, to understand the known links between violence of the child and the parent.”

“From what I’ve been told, the scariest part of being part of a domestic abuse relationship is the idea that you cannot escape and you cannot get help, that feeling of being stuck.”

“I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.”

“I will also continue to fight to provide better economic security for victims of domestic violence.”

“If the numbers we see in domestic violence were applied to terrorism or gang violence, the entire country would be up in arms, and it would be the lead story on the news every night.”

“If you give me any problem in America I can trace it down to domestic violence. It is the cradle of most of the problems, economic, psychological, educational.”

“It’s incredibly dangerous to leave an abuser, because the final step in the domestic violence pattern is: kill her.”

“Long term domestic violence: Being abused in this manner is like being kidnapped and tortured for ransom but you will never have enough to pay off the kidnapper.”

“Men say they love independence in a woman, but they don’t waste a second demolishing it brick by brick.”

“Nearly one in four women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. And slightly more than half of female victims of domestic violence live in households with children under age 12.”

“No woman has to be a victim of physical abuse. Women have to feel like they are not alone.”

“Nobody believes that domestic violence kills and nobody believes it is detrimental to children. This world has got to wake up. To me, if there is domestic violence, if the children see it or hear it, that to me is detrimental. Batterers should not have rights to children.”

“One in three women may suffer from abuse and violence in her lifetime. This is an appalling human rights violation, yet it remains one of the invisible and under-recognized pandemics of our time.”

“Real confidence comes from knowing and accepting yourself- your strengths and your limitations -in contrast to depending on affirmation from others.”

“Society has seldom considered the vicarious effects of domestic violence between partners on the lives of children.”

“The main goal of the future is to stop violence. The world is addicted to it.”

“The main reason they were homeless and in crisis was because of domestic violence.”

“The more that we choose not to talk about domestic violence, the more we shy away from the issue, the more we lose.”

“The time when domestic violence is the most lethal is when the person is trying to leave the situation.”

“The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.”

“There are many women in their late teens and early twenties who have either experienced violence in a relationship or have witnessed it at home in their childhood.”

“There is a subconscious way of taking violence as a way of expression, as a normality, and it has a lot of effects in the youth in the way they absorb education and what they hope to get out of life.”

“Victims of domestic violence need assistance and deserve justice, I commend the crime unit’s efforts to put offenders behind bars and reach out to victims.”

“Violence against women is an appalling human rights violation. But it is not inevitable. We can put a stop to this.”

“We can all take responsibility for helping to bring about change, and keeping our friends and colleagues safe from domestic violence.”

“What I want people to take from this is that it isn’t simple. People judge you, people tell you what you should do. You do the best you can.”

“Women initiate most domestic violence, yet out of a thousand cases of domestic violence, maybe one is involving a man. And this has made a victim of culture out of women.”

“Women trapped in violent relationships need to know that there’s no shame in talking out and walking out on their abusive partners.”

There are many reasons why victims of domestic violence choose not to take a stand and leave.