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Abuse Facts

There is help

Do not be ashamed or embarrassed to ask for help.

You are NOT to blame

Your partner may be angry or under stress but these are not excuses for violence. It is not your fault.

You are NOT the only one

Canadian born, immigrant, and refugee women share this problem. It happens to many women of all ages, religions, cultural backgrounds and incomes.

Nobody has the right to hurt you

Although people may tell you that it is your duty to obey your partner and stay with him/her, all forms of woman abuse is wrong.

It usually will NOT get better

Partners who are violent usually do not change. The abuse may get worse over time.

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