GCH is supporting The 16 Days of Action

We are proud to be supporting The 16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence, taking place between 25th November - 10th December.

The 16 Days of Action seeks to educate about and act against Domestic Violence in the workplace and in everyday life.

Different Types of Domestic Abuse

When the general public thinks about domestic violence, they usually think in terms of physical assault that results in visible injuries to the victim. This is only one type of abuse. There are several categories of abusive behavior, each of which has its own devastating consequences.  Physical abuse may place the victim at higher risk, but the long term destruction of the victim that accompanies the other forms of abuse is significant and cannot be minimized.

Types of Abuse:

  • Control
  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse & Intimidation
  • Isolation
  • Verbal Abuse: Coercion, Threats, & Blame
  • Financial Abuse

The Facts

  • 25% of women are affected by domestic violence during their adult lifetimes
  • 16% of men are affected by domestic violence during their adult life times
  • 58% of abused women miss at least three days of work a month
  • 33% of all domestic violence homicides happen on the workplace grounds
  • 56% of abused women arrive late for work at least five times
  • 5% of men in England and Wales experienced Domestic Violence in the last year alone
  • 7% of women in England and Wales experienced Domestic violence in the last year alone
  • Domestic Violence and Abuse costs businesses 2 billion pounds a year
  • Domestic Violence costs the NHS over £1.4 Billion a year

What to do

If you are experiencing domestic violence or know someone who is there are several places in the UK to contact for help and advice: