Domestic and Sexual Violence can be physical, sexual, psychological or financial abuse that takes place within an intimate or family-type relationship and that forms a pattern of coercive and controlling behaviour. This can include forced marriage and so-called ‘honour crimes’. Domestic violence may include a range of abusive behaviours, not all of which are in themselves inherently ‘violent’.
Research shows that domestic violence is most commonly experienced by women and perpetrated by men. Any woman can experience domestic violence regardless of race, ethnic or religious group, class, disability or lifestyle. Domestic violence can also take place in lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender relationships, and can involve other family members, including children.
Don’t Feel You Are AloneIf you are suffering from Domestic Violence - Get Help. Fermanagh Women’s Aid offers Information, Support and Accommodation to women and children. REMEMBER: “You are Worthwhile”
Need Support?We will support you through whatever decision you make, whether that is staying with your partner/husband or leaving/separating.
Support we offerFermanagh Women’s Aid exists to offer temporary accommodation, information and support to women and children who have suffered or are still suffering the effects of physical, emotional or sexual abuse
ConfidentialityConfidentiality has always been of utmost importance to Fermanagh Womens Aid. As a result, we make every effort to ensure we only ask for information we really need.