It is widespread, even though it is still hidden and therefore under estimated.
It is universal, and can affect anyone.
It applies to women and men of any age, race and social class.
It occurs in different cultures..
Society has legitimised men having power and control over their families and their partners.
Alcohol, drugs and psychological disturbances are not causes but factors which may exacerbate the situation.
Research proves that beening the victim or witnessing violence does not create a perpertrator.
People affected by domestic violence are often unaware of the resources availalble.
Research shows that children grow up happier with one balanced parent rather than with two parents who are in conflict.
Research shows that in most cases violence comes from people they know or members of the family.