olice and domestic violence charities would have been watching the game with bated breath, prepping for a rise in domestic abuse no matter the outcome, my thoughts were for the thousands of women frightened in their homes, knowing their abuser was heading home angry and likely drunk.
Recent data, released by the New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics, revealed that on State of Origin game nights, there is a staggering 40.7% surge in domestic assaults in NSW.
[...] Indeed, in the case of violence against wives, there is a widespread belief that women provoke, can tolerate or even enjoy a certain level of violence from their spouses." The convention seeks to put an end to the toleration, in law or in practice, of violence against women and DV.
Victims of domestic violence may be trapped in domestic violent situations through isolation, power and control, cultural acceptance, lack of financial resources, fear, shame, or to protect children.
As a result of abuse, victims may experience physical disabilities, dysregulated aggression, chronic health problems, mental illness, limited finances, and poor ability to create healthy relationships.
Domestic violence (also named domestic abuse or family violence) is violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or cohabitation.
It may be termed intimate partner violence when committed by a spouse or partner in an intimate relationship against the other spouse or partner, and can take place in heterosexual or same-sex relationships, or between former spouses or partners.