Domestic violence is any behaviour of which the purpose is to gain power and control over a spouse, partner, girl/boyfriend or intimate family member. Domestic violence does not always mean physical violence. There are various forms domestic violence physical, emotional, verbal, sexual. It differs with households, individuals and situations. Any woman, children, regardless of ethnicity, religion, class, age or lifestyle can face domestic violence.
Domestic violence, as an umbrella term includes the following:
Economic or financial hardships suffered by women can also be considered as domestic violence:
The National Commission for Women (NCW), State Women’s Commission, National Human Rights Commission ( NHRC), Crime against women’s’ cell, special cells for women and children, Non-governmental organizations, NGOs are various voluntary organizations that support women against domestic violence.