What is Domestic Violence?

The UK government’s definition of domestic abuse is “any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. The abuse can encompass, but is not limited to psychological, physical, sexual, financial, emotional.”

Domestic abuse can be perpetrated by anyone, and anyone can become a victim, irrespective of a person’s self-identity beliefs, culture or religion.

Domestic abuse can include, but is not limited to:

  • Coercive control (a pattern of intimidation, degradation, isolation and control with the use or threat of physical or sexual violence).
  • Psychological and/or emotional abuse. 
  • Physical or sexual abuse.
  • Financial or economic abuse.
  • Harassment and stalking.
  • Online or digital abuse

What we Can We Offer:

  • We strive to create a voice and a safe environment through outreach work, advocacy and representation.
  • We work to provide and actively engage in a full range of culturally sensitive and appropriate service to individuals.
  • The Service can be delivered in the South Asian languages i.e. Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali and English.
  • We provide advice and information on benefits, housing and welfare rights and advocacy service
  • We provide ongoing emotional and practical support
  • We sign-post victims for legal and immigration advice

For further details regarding the service you can contact the team on:
Tel: 0161 445 0633
E-mail: info@pakistani-resource.org.uk

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