Know your Rights Brochure:DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
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The new definition of Domestic Violence is wide. This wide definition covers physical violence as in the case of assault, sexual and mental abuse as well as other forms of abuse such as economic abuse and abuse caused by some cultural or customary practices that degrade women, for example, forced marriages. This pamphlet contains information on all the Acts of Domestic Violence which should be punishable under the law. This pamphlet also has information on the causes of domestic violence. The legal solutions include obtaining protection orders, pressing criminal charges against abuser, claiming damages and divorce.