Violence Against Women
Violence and abuse can affect women of all backgrounds. Often, women know and are close to their attackers, adding significant emotional stress to the physical pain. Violence against women can happen in dating and domestic partnerships and can include stalking and emotional abuse. Sometimes women may not understand that they are being abused or believe that it is allowed to happen. There are strong laws to protect women against violence and abuse, but they can’t be used if the victims don’t take action. Help is available for women to cope with the pain and emotional stress caused by violence. Get more information about violence against women from the following links to www.womenshealth.gov.