Home is where we usually feel safe and protected by our family members. However, for some women, home is a place of discomfort and dishonour. According from the website of health direct 2018, domestic violence is a serious matter affecting millions of people around the world, especially women. Domestic violence refers to acts of violence that occur between people at home.
These violence acts include physical, sexual, emotional, and psychological abuse. People affected by domestic violence may feel scared and anxious. They are also at risk of physical injuries and sexually transmitted infections. As written by Marianne James in Australian Institute of Family Studies 2018, there has been a chronological detachment of aggressive behaviour at home and children’s safety issues in Australia. Domestic violence at home was brought out away from any confining influence by the women’s development in the late 1970s, and has generally been connected to different types of vicious and harsh conduct which happen in a marriage or accepted relationship. Violence against women is a common issue that needs a strong and effective solutions.
Violence against women has been a complex problem that have need of long-term plan for action. Thus, this investigation examines the prevalence and the factors associated with violence against women in South Australia.