Domestic violence is where one person uses abuse to control and assert power over their partner in an intimate relationship. It can be physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse or financial abuse and it can happen in any home. Ciara chats to Niamh, who suffered domestic abuse form her husband, and Nadine O’Brien, outreach and prevention manager with Saoirse Women’s Refuge.
If you are, or think you may be in an abusive relationship, you can ring Women's Aid National Freephone Helpline 1800 341 900 or contact Saoirse Women’s Refuge’s 24hr Helpline on 01 4630000. For men who may be experiencing domestic violence they can contact AnyMan Confidential National Support Line on 01 5543811