In this country, the government has been warning about a growth of violence against women during the recession both in and out of the work place. The Equalities Office has published a document called Real Help Now for Women, which contains advice for recession-related domestic violence along with discrimination from employers.
The government’s definition of domestic violence is “Any incident of threatening behavior, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional).” This violence and abuse is caused by the misuse of power and control within a context of male privilege and dominance, with the aim of the abuser getting what they want and gaining control.
Currently, a shocking one in four women experience domestic violence over their lifetime. Abuse of any sort in the workplace is rarely reported. If this danger continues unchecked and unrecognised, violent crime in the home and in the workplace will only escalate. Picture source
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