Strategies for confronting domestic violence: a resource manual
The focus of this manual is on violence against women in their homes. Women and men, girls and boys may all be victims of domestic violence. Around the world, young girls and young boys are sexually assaulted by members of their families. There is growing evidence that elderly family members are abused by their grown children and by the people who take care of them. Sick and disabled family members are abused by their family and care-givers. In polygamous households, wives sometimes assault co-wives. In extended families, female members are at risk of attack from both male and female family members. Female and male domestic servants may be assaulted by their employers.
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