To any female victim of domestic violence and their children (exception make the young adult male teenagers – their protection is organized through Child Protection Authorities), when they need a safe place to refugee from the abuser and his violent acts. We make no discrimination in choosing our beneficiaries!
Definition of Terms
A Crisis Shelter is a place of temporary refuge and support for women escaping violent situations, such as domestic violence and rape. Having the ability to leave a situation of violence is valuable for women who are under attack because such situations frequently involve an imbalance of power that limits the woman's financial options.
Domestic violence is any intentional act used to gain power and control over an intimate partner or family member. Physical harm is only one method used to gain control. Other tactics may include, but are not limited to, isolation, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, intimidation, economic abuse or threats of abuse. Whatever form it takes, domestic abuse is rarely a one-off incident. More usually it's a pattern of abusive and controlling behavior through which the abuser seeks power over their victim.
Domestic violence is a violation of women's human rights. Violence directed against women by their intimate partners (current or former spouses or boyfriends) is an epidemic of global proportions that has devastating physical, emotional, financial and social effects on women, children, families and communities around the world.
Domestic abuse occurs across society, regardless of age, gender, race, sexuality, wealth and geography. Victims of domestic abuse suffer on many levels - health, housing, education - and lose the freedom to live their lives how they want, and without fear. We aim to support victims of domestic abuse with a range of measures.
Forms of Domestic Violence
- Verbal abuse and intimidation/ terror
- Psychical abuse
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Economical abuse