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Love Should not hurt-Why Women stay in an abusive relationship?
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  • Ms. Anannya G Madonna,
  • Dr. Mahadevi Waddar,
  • Ms Rakhi N Gopan

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Ms. Anannya G Madonna
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Dr. Mahadevi Waddar

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Ms Rakhi N Gopan
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Domestic violence is physical, sexual, or psychological abuse directed towards one’s spouse, partner, or other family member within the household. Domestic abuse is a pattern of one person exerting coercive control over another. The one who abuses, uses physical and sexual threats, emotional insults, and financial deprivation to control and manipulate the victims. The aggression might be intermittent, infrequent, or chronic in nature. Violence against women, particularly intimate partner violence and sexual violence against women causes major public health problems and violations of women’s human rights. According to the World Health Organization, globally about 1 in 3 (30%) of women worldwide suffer either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. Worldwide, almost one third (27%) of women aged 15-49 years who have been in a relationship report that they have faced mild to severe forms of physical and/or sexual violence by their intimate partner. (WHO, 2021).