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31 July 2020

Rustenburg/ Mooinooi – Grace Help Centre salutes women for being strong, bold, beautiful, uniquely awesome and special – each in their own way.

With Woman’s Day just around the corner, they would like to take the opportunity to educate women about the different types of violence that exist and remind them that there is no excuse for abuse. Too many women have fallen prey to intimate partner violence (IPV) and for this reason, it is important to look out for the signs.

IPV is abuse or aggression that occurs in a close relationship. ‘Intimate partner’ refers to both current and former spouses and dating partners. IPV can vary in how often it happens and how severe it is. It can range from one episode of violence to chronic and severe episodes over several years – all of which could have a lasting negative impact on the victim.

IPV includes these types of behaviour:

  • Using physical aggression.
  • Regular jealous, suspicious, and/or angry behaviour from partners – even if they have no reason to be.
  • A person controlling their partner's time.
  • A person controlling their partner's money.
  • Using verbal threats.
  • Isolating their partner.

If any of these signs look familiar, please call Grace Help Centre on 072 348 6526 or visit their Facebook page.

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