“Between 25%-50% of homeless families have lost their homes as a result of intimate partner violence.” (Roxanne Dryden-Edwuards).Also, women who experience domestic abuse might resort to drugs and alcohol as a coping mechanism, ultimately becoming addicted to such substances.Short Paragraph on Domestic Violence – The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act of 2005, which came into force on 26th October, 2006, is meant to provide for more effective protection of the rights of women guaranteed under the Constitution who are victims of violence of any kind occurring within the family and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
These numerical evidences come to show the reality of many people today, and the detrimental effects domestic violence can have on these victims.
Moreover, contrary to popular belief, it is not only the aggressors who tends to use alcohol and drugs.
Domestic violence is any abusive behavior used to control a spouse, or partner.
Women have been victims of such abuse for many years, and continue to be victimized not only physically, but psychologically.
by any adult member of the family constitutes domestic violence.
Any woman who is or has been in a domestic or family relationship if is subjected to any act of domestic violence can complain under the Act to the protection officer and the appeal can be made to Sessions Court within 30 days from the order of concerned Magistrate.
Many of the people being affected by an abusive partner, feel a desperate need to get away, and often times stay with the partner because they are afraid, or because they are given a financial stability.
In the end, once they decide to run away from the abuser, since they cannot find the means to sustain themselves, they are faced with the harsh reality of poverty and homelessness.
In the words of researchers, “recent statistics suggest that on a single night in January 2017 16 percent of the overall homeless population, 87,329 people, reported having experienced domestic violence at some point.
Research from a study in New York City indicates that one in five families experienced domestic violence in the five years before entering shelter.” (endhomelessness.org).