How are threats used as a form of abuse?

Domestic violence threats are threats made within the context of an abusive relationship – threatening harm to themselves or to someone else like family or friends.

Message supplied by: Kara @ Victim Support

Further help

  • Domestic Violence and Relationship Abuse project for 4-18 year-olds in Broadland, Norwich and Great Yarmouth: call 01603 756352 or text on 07867 725179 and they will call you back.
  • Victim Support supportline – 0845 30 30 900

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  • Domestic Violence Threats @ Hidden Hurt: Domestic Abuse information

    Excerpt: Whether the threats are of a physical, sexual or emotional nature, they are all designed to further control the victim by instilling fear and ensuring compliance. This fear need not necessarily be for the victim’s own safety but could equally be for the safety of other women.

Photo: Violence against women, we can stop it! by European Parliament under Creative Commons license