Sunday 4 December 2016

Victims do not 'choose' domestic violence

Published 11/12/2010 | 05:00

IN her article, 'Let's ask some tough questions: Are some women attracted to more violent men?' (Irish Independent, December 4), Mary Kenny poses some interesting questions.

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Ms Kenny asks why women stay in abusive relationships. This is one of the frequent questions Women's Aid is asked. We know that leaving an abusive relationship is fraught with difficulty.

In fact, the period during which a woman is planning or making her exit, is often the most dangerous time for her and her children.

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