Domestic violence

Domestic abuse – advice and help

Domestic violence is physical, sexual, psychological or financial voilence that takes place within an intimate or family-type relationship, and that forms a pattern of coercive and controlling behaviour. This can include forced marriage and so-called ‘honour crimes’. Domestic violence may include a range of abusive behaviours, not all of which are in themselves inherently ‘violent’.

Women’s Aid definition of Domestic Violence

For further information on Domestic Violence and Abuse please see the liks to external website below:

16 Days of Action Against Gender Violence

The 16 Days of Action Against Gender Violence is an international campaign. Since 1991 around 2000 organisations in 156 countries have participated in the 16 Days Campaign.

The Campaign calls for the elimination of all forms of gender violence by:

  • Demonstrating the solidarity of women around the world and recognising that violence against women affects people from every country, race, class, culture and religion
  • Raising awareness about gender-based violence as a Human Rights issue at local, regional, national and international levels
  • Raising awareness of, and strengthening work that is being carried out to tackle violence against women locally

The Campaign starts on the 25th November which is the International Day Against Violence Against Women, and ends on December 10th, which is International Human Rights Day. These days were chosen to symbolically link violence against women and human rights.

Every year, Burnley’s Domestic Abuse Forum and the Community Safety Partnership support the 16 Days of Action Campaign, and, cordinate local events to support ending gender violence.