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ACTIVITY Definition and Meaning
Ref: Australian Government Office for Women

Domestic violence encompasses a wide variety of behaviours. Select the behaviours you think go with the terms below.

Physical
abuse
A Where the partner blames the victim for all of the problems in the relationship, constantly comparing the victim with others to undermine her self-esteem and self-worth, sporadic sulking, withdrawing all interest and engagement (e.g. weeks of silence).
Sexual
abuse
B The systematic isolation of the victim from family and friends through techniques such as ongoing rudeness to family and friends, moving to locations where the victim knows nobody, and forbidding or physically preventing the victim from going out and meeting people.
Emotional
abuse
C Includes driving dangerously, destruction of property, use of weapons, abuse of pets in front of family members, direct assaults on the body, assault of children, locking the victim out of the house, and sleep deprivation.
Verbal
abuse
D Denial of access to ceremonies, land or family, preventing religious observance, forcing victims to do things against their beliefs, denigration of cultural background, or using religious teachings or cultural tradition as a reason for violence.
Social
abuse
E Exposing the person to continual ‘put downs’ and humiliation, either privately or publicly, with attacks following clear themes that focus on intelligence, sexuality, body image and capacity as a parent and spouse.
Economic
abuse
F Any form of forced sex or sexual degradation, such as sexual activity without consent, causing pain during sex, assaulting genitals, coercive sex without protection against pregnancy or sexually transmitted disease, making the victim perform sexual acts unwillingly, criticising, or using sexually degrading insults.
Spiritual
abuse
G Perpetrator has complete control of all monies, no access to bank accounts, providing only an inadequate ‘allowance’, using any wages earned by the victim for household expenses.