Real stories of dating abuse and violence

See Youth Against Violence: Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls.It includes abandonment, desertion, neglect, ill-treatment, or failure to meet the physical, emotional or medical needs of a child.It endangers a child’s survival and safety, and harms their self-esteem, growth, and/or development.Physical abuse can be any kind of hitting, shaking, burning, pinching, biting, choking, throwing, beating, and other actions that cause physical injury, leave marks, or cause pain.


If a family member sexually abuses another family member, this is called incest.Child abuse is the physical, emotional, and sexual mistreatment of a child.Emotional abuse can hurt and cause damage just as physical abuse does.Sexual abuse is any type of sexual contact between an adult and anyone younger than 18; between a significantly older child and a younger child; or if one person overpowers another, regardless of age.

“Causing Pain: Real Stories of Dating Abuse and Violence” is an Emmy Award-winning video that describes through real stories how dating abuse and violence starts, how it progresses, and how to recognize the signs of abuse.

If you would like to take action to end violence against women and girls, there’s a toolkit available online that can help you take the initiative in your community.


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