Domestic Abuse

Domestic Abuse​

1 in 4 Irish women experience abuse from their partners.

These are some of their stories.





What is Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is the power and control one partner exerts over the other. This type of abuse can come in multiple forms, including:

What are Signs of an Abusive Relationship?

No one should live in fear of the person they love. Abuse is a pattern that can escalate from threats and verbal abuse to violence. Even if there is no physical abuse, consequences can still be very damaging. The most telling sign of an abusive relationship is fear of your partner; walking on eggshells to avoid a blow-up. Other signs are when your partner:

What are the Impacts of Domestic Abuse?

Impacts of Domestic Abuse:

Do you have a Safety Plan?

A safety plan is a series of actions you can take when you feel afraid or threatened. Such a plan, prepared in advance, can maximise your safety and prevent panic. You may wish to consider some of the following:

We can help you prepare for emergencies.

Male Victims of Domestic Abuse can contact Mens Aid Ireland on: