Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women. One of the common types of violence is domestic violence, which occurs in the family: its victims face bullying from relatives, relatives, partners (current or former). It can include physical, sexual, psychological, and even economic violence. Most of its victims are women, but contrary to popular belief, both men and children, and heterosexual and homosexual people can face it.
The topic of violence in Russia continues to be stigmatized and surrounded by many prejudices. This is also proved by recent events: for example, the news about a Russian woman who died after she was beaten by her former roommate, whom the police refused to help. Projects dedicated to combating domestic violence are becoming especially important and necessary, for example, the website “Violence.net” launched today, which is being dealt with by lawyers Mari Davtyan and Anna Rivina. We have collected ten materials on violence and its aspects, ranging from personal stories to expert advice.
What You Need to Know About Domestic Violence
With the help of specialists from crisis centers, we understand the causes of domestic violence, its types, how the problem is solved at the level of legislation, and ways to change the situation
How to Recognize an Abuser: Tips from the On the Hook Violence Book
Relationships, of which violence has become an invariable part, lie in wait everywhere: not only at home with a partner, but also at work with bosses or even with their own parents. Here is an excerpt from the book "On the Hook", which describes the typical behavior of an aggressor - a person who tends to be violent towards others
What to do if you are affected by domestic violence
We tell you how to act if you find yourself in a situation of domestic violence, find out that one of your acquaintances is suffering from it, or even suspect that you are an abuser.
How to get out of a relationship where you are bullied?
It seems to us that there is no violence nearby. That in good families, or even just couples, a man does not raise his hand against a woman, because this is a relic of the past. Ignorance makes us blind and deaf, and when we ourselves find ourselves in a situation of domestic violence, it fetters a feeling of helplessness and hopelessness. What is the nature of violence and how to deal with it?
"Itself is to blame": What is customary to blame the victims of violence
Discussion of the problem of violence also often provokes an accusatory reaction: it is its own fault, who held the candle, why talk about it at all. We figure out what actually stands behind such popular negative statements about victims, which only at first glance seem logical
Goodbye Normals: Why Society Condemns Victims of Domestic Violence
Behind a number of popular questions to participants in domestic violence, there are widespread axioms, but in fact, dangerous delusions. If the questions to what happened at first glance seem reasonable, these axioms are wild and absurd ideas, unworthy of a modern person of any gender. We talk about several main
Crisis Center Counselor on Sexual Violence Against Men
In recent decades, the first centers of assistance for male survivors of violence began to appear in Europe and America, although there are significantly fewer of them than crisis centers for women. One such specialized organization is Berlin's Tauwetter, a center for male survivors of sexual assault. We spoke with the center's consultant Jörg Schu
Lawyer Daria Lopashenko on Sexual Violence and Self-Defense
We asked lawyer Daria Lopashenko about how a woman can resist violence and where the limit of necessary defense ends in terms of Russian law
I have experienced violence many times and am learning to live on
“I am convinced that it is important to raise this topic, a public discussion is needed. It is important not to keep silent, but to talk about it. But talking about it is difficult and very embarrassing. All the stories I want to share are very mundane. And this is the worst thing"
Sex without coercion: What the principle of consent really means
High-profile cases of the last few months show that in our society there is still no single and well-established idea of what consent is. The principle itself is surrounded by many nuances and prejudices - there are many "gray areas" that have begun to be discussed not so long ago. We understood the concept of consent and how it changes over time.
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