Domestic violence occurs in all sections of society crossing all age, cultural, religious and gender boundaries. Here in Ireland, it is reported that as high as 1 in 4 women has experienced domestic violence at some point in their lives, whether in childhood, past or present relationships.
It is well known that because of the huge level of under-reporting about violence in the home, statistics like these are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the actual incidence of Domestic Violence in society.
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The One in Five Report by Women’s Aid (2020) on intimate relationship abuse against young women shows that:
- one in five young women in Ireland have been subjected to intimate relationship abuse
- 51% of young women affected experienced the abuse under the age of 18
- nine out of ten of the young women who were abused experienced emotional abuse