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Domestic Abuse

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Common causes of domestic violence in relationship
Anyone who has seen a family destroyed by domestic violence can wonder what would make a person act that way. Many perpetrators of domestic violence strike out without warning. This type of unexpected behavior is relatively common.
Courts of South Africa
South Africa has a number of different types of courts. Which court you approach or will hear your case will depend on the case. We need courts to apply the law of the country. The Judiciary is also responsible for upholding the rights of citizens.
Why do abused women stay?
Abusive relationships are complex situations which take a lot of courage to leave. When a survivor leaves an abusive relationship, the perpetrator's sense of power and control is threatened, and this may cause the abuser to retaliate. That is why leaving is one of the most dangerous things a survivor can do.
Know your Human Rights
The concept of human rights allows people to speak up when they experience abuse and corruption. The concept of human rights empowers people and tells them that they deserve dignity from society. For more information visit the South African Human Rights Commission
Evidence
Having evidence is essential when you need to either open a case against an abuser or defend yourself and/or claims. By keeping evidence of everything you have the opportunity to use it when you need it. Being prepared gives you peace of mind.
Trauma Bonding
Trauma bonding is a psychological response to abuse. It occurs when the abused person forms an unhealthy bond with the person who abuses them. The person experiencing abuse may develop sympathy for the abusive person, which becomes reinforced by cycles of abuse, followed by remorse. Stockholm syndrome is one type of trauma bonding.
What is Domestic Abuse?
Domestic violence, also known as domestic abuse, can come in many different forms. At the root of all forms of abuse, however, is the need for the abusive partner to keep power and control over the victim.