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What is the cause of domestic abuse?

Domestic abuse against a woman by a man is a misuse of power and control. Perpetrators of domestic abuse choose to behave in the way they do, and it is not behaviour that is outwith their control or an anger management problem (as some perpetrators may claim).

Within our society men continue to be awarded privilege over women and children and inequalities persist to this day. As such, domestic abuse by men against women can be seen as a consequence of the inequalities that continue to exist in our society.

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