Domestic violence and abuse
Across the world there is a growing awareness of the prevalence of domestic abuse in our societies. There is, however, little understanding of the fact that domestic abuse can take many forms. In addition to violence, abuse can be sexual, emotional, psychological, cultural, spiritual, financial, economic, verbal, social, the form of stalking and more recently technology facilitated abuse. We have to go back to our roots to understand the origin of domestic violence and abuse. This means looking into childhoods, older generations and cultures and determining where the abuse was instilled. Until we examine our roots, we will continue to work superficially and perpetuate the endless cycle of abuse.