What Is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is also known as partnership violence and can take many forms, including physical, sexual, emotional, verbal and psychological abuse and sexual assault. Abusers use intimidating and hurtful words and behavior to control themselves and their partners. Domestic violence can occur in any single act, pattern or behavior in a relationship, including partner seeking,

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What Is Emotional Abuse?

Emotional abuse is extremely dangerous and harmful to a person’s well-being, and often has lifelong psychological effects. The abusive partner uses emotional abuse to gain and maintain power in the relationship, and their behavior is likely to escalate over time. People in abusive relationships tend to blame themselves for the abuse, believing that they must

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What Is Antifa?

As the nation grappled with widespread unrest in response to the death of George Floyd in custody, Former President Donald Trump has taken aim at Antifa, blaming it for much of the violence that erupted. There are a number of largely autonomous groups spread across the United States, forming the “alt-right,” a political movement that

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What Is Stalking?

Stalkers destroy the sense of security of their victims and lead them to live in a constant state of fear and anxiety. The most intimidating and aggravating crimes include harassing phone calls, emails, text messages and other forms of harassment. Stalking is usually described as someone who follows or harasses another person intentionally, maliciously and

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What Is Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)?

FGM is the practice to remove parts of the external female genitalia, usually from the clitoris, vagina or anus of a female child. It is also known as female circumcision and is the most common form of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the Middle East and North Africa. Although this may be a deeply rooted

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What Is Homophobia?

Homophobia is the prejudice or discrimination against people who are perceived as homosexual. It often manifests itself through prejudice and discrimination, which can be institutional or informal, such as discrimination in the areas of employment, housing, education and employment. If homophobic discrimination is institutional, it means criminalizing non-heterosexual sexual acts and denying LGBTQ people the

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What Is The Battle Of Saint Scholastica Day?

Six centuries ago a group of students and a whole number of townspeople were killed in a riot over a pint. The riots began on St Benedict’s Day, which happens to be known as St Scholastica Day (which is known as a celebration in honor of perhaps the better known – St Benedict), but also

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What Is Terrorism?

Although the use of force is at the of most definitions of terrorism, the choice of a more nuanced definition depends on who makes that definition. Some may think of the perpetrator of terrorist acts, while others reflect on the reasons for such acts. The first thing that comes to mind for health workers is

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